The failed app from Clinton/Obama tech staffer company “Shadow” was just one factor in the major train wreck now known as the 2020 Democrat Iowa Caucuses. The main problem is that Democrats are so used to cheating in elections that every candidate’s supporters were cheating from every which way on Monday to the point where no one remembered who was cheating for who or against which or unto the other one.
The one certainty after the Iowa Caucuses is that the establishment really doesn’t want Bernie Sanders to win. They’d take anybody else for their nominee at this point – even Mike Bloomberg!
Despite tying for first in the voting, it looks like CIA boy wonder Pete Buttigieg will end up with the most delegates out of Iowa. This is really weird, since Democrats have been telling us since November of 2016 that the popular vote is the only thing that should count in elections. Meanwhile, it looks like the cash investment that Pete Buttigieg made into the mystical counting Shadow app paid off.
Last July, Pete for America paid the Shadow creators more than $20,000 out of campaign funds. Looks like that investment paid off! Buttigieg was so confident in the results that the app produced that he was the only candidate to give a “victory” speech on Monday night before any results had been tallied.
To give you a sense of the many types and variations of election cheating that Democrats engage in, look no further than what happened at a single caucusing location in Iowa: The First Presbyterian Church in Des Moines.
It had a small crowd of Democrats – only 86 people showed up. This is good, because counting to super big numbers like 200 is not on the Democrat Party’s skillset in 2020. Under the new DNC rules this year, which are apparently called “Operation Stop Bernie,” candidates who do not garner 15% of caucus votes in a location get the boot.
The magic number at First Presbyterian Church on Monday night was 13. As a candidate, you would have needed 13 supporters standing in your caucus “area” to meet the 15% threshold, otherwise you were toast. That caucusing area had 5 delegates to apportion to candidates. Under the new DNC rules, anyone who hits the 15% threshold was supposed to get a minimum of 1 delegate.
After Round 1 of voting, Bernie Sanders had 32 supporters, Pete Buttigieg had 15, and everyone else was dead in the water. If they had apportioned the votes based on the first round, it would have been Bernie with 4 delegates and Buttigieg with 1. Or, if they were feeling really charitable, Bernie 3, Buttigieg 2. Either way, Bernie clearly would have had the advantage.
But in the second round of voting, Creepy Old Joe Biden the “frontrunner” somehow miracled his way all the way up to 16 supporters, surpassing the 13-vote threshold. Bernie was still way out in the lead by more than 2-to-1; Biden was one vote ahead of the CIA boy wonder; Elizabeth Warren was one vote shy of the threshold with 12 caucus voters; Amy “I Throw Things at Employees When I’m Mad” Klobuchar had only 11 caucus voters.
Still keeping up? After Round 2, the delegate apportionment would have looked like this:
Bernie – 3
Buttigieg – 1
Biden – 1
Everyone else – a lump of coal in their stockings
But apparently there was one Democrat in Iowa who could count on Monday night. That person also knew the ins and outs of “Operation Stop Bernie” very well. In Round 3, the Biden campaign sent one of its “extra” caucus voters to Elizabeth Warren’s team, and two of its extras to the Amy Klobuchar team. At the end of Round 3, Biden, Warren and Klobuchar had each met the 13-vote threshold thanks to Team Biden’s last-minute gerrymandering.
After the final vote, Bernie Sanders still had more than twice as many caucus votes at First Presbyterian church than any other candidate, at 37%. The CIA boy wonder was at 17%, and Biden, Warren and Klobuchar were each at 15%. Instead of Bernie walking away from that caucus with 3 or 4 delegates, here’s how the final breakdown went under the new DNC rules:
Bernie – 1
Buttigieg – 1
Biden – 1
Warren – 1
Klobuchar – 1
That’s hilarious! This might be the first time in Bernie Sanders’ entire life that he’s had something taken away from him and redistributed to people who didn’t earn it.