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DNC Chair Calls for Iowa Caucus to be Completely Recanvassed Amidst Chaos and Calamity

He wants to prolong the agony.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez wants Iowa Democratic officials to recanvass the state’s entire caucus after Monday’s display turned into a national embarrassment and disgrace.

“Enough is enough,” Perez said in a tweet. “In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.”

A recanvassing would stretch out the proceedings even longer, but it could reveal some discrepancies in the vote total. It would require caucus worksheets and reporting sheets to be audited by hand in order to ensure they were correct, at least theoretically.

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It has been nearly three days since the Iowa caucuses were completed, but the results are not yet fully known. Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is keeping his lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont by an extremely narrow margin with 97 percent of the results being reported. It is still up for grabs at this point.

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Nevertheless, Buttigieg declared himself the winner on caucus night before any totals had been released, which sparked a great deal of controversy.

“So we don’t know all the results, but we know by the time it’s all said and done, Iowa, you have shocked the nation,” he said on Monday night while addressing his supporters in Des Moines. “Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious.”

“We brought together an extraordinary coalition of Americans, progressives, moderates … and future former Republicans. And that’s how we’re going to win in November, because it’s about adding people to our cause, adding to our majority,” Buttigieg boasted.

“We have exactly one shot to defeat Donald Trump. We’re not going to do it by overreaching, we’re not going to do it by dividing, we’re not going to do it by saying ‘it’s my way or the highway,’ ” he added.

However, it may not have been Buttigieg’s coalition-building skills that gave him the edge in Iowa. It may have been dirty tactics at the caucus level and connections with the firm that designed the voter app that was reportedly the cause for all this mayhem.

Footage produced from a precinct caucus shows an official seemingly looking at the coin after flipping it and then turning it in a certain manner to award delegates to Buttigieg:

In addition, Buttigieg’s campaign paid tens of thousands of dollars last year to Shadow, Inc., the tech firm with extensive ties to the Democrat establishment that developed the malfunctioning app causing the Iowa caucus to devolve into a farce for Democrats. Pete for America, Inc. is listed as giving two payments of $21,250 to Shadow in July 2019.

Shadow is a tech project of ACRONYM. Free speech platform Gab noted that ACRONYM founder and CEO Tara McGowan is a huge Buttigieg supporter, as evidenced by her social media posts:

A recanvassing may help straighten out some of the confusion, or perhaps deliberate rigging, of the Iowa caucus vote. But with Democrats in charge, there could possibly be even more hijinx and folly to emerge from the recanvassing effort as well.

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Mitt Romney Admits: Trump Likely to Be Re-Elected

Just weeks ago, Romney was voting to impeach Trump.

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Mitt Romney admitted during a Munich Security Conference panel in Germany that President Donald Trump is “likely” to be re-elected on Friday.

Romney’s admission could be interpreted as a tacit admission that the Utah Republican was seeking to overturn the likely will of the American voter in the 2020 election. Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump on Democratic impeachment charges, claiming he warranted removal from office for temporarily suspending foreign aid to Ukraine.

I can tell you I think it’s likely he will get reelected, not because he’s highly popular, but because I think the Democrats are not going to nominate someone who’ll be a very effective competitor.

Romney’s answer when asked about Trump’s re-election chances seems to suggest he believes Democrats are going to nominate Bernie Sanders. Establishment conservatives such as Romney often tend to underestimate populist political figures such as Sanders in a similar manner that they did Trump in the 2016 election. (Romney did admit that he “did not predict that President Trump would become President Trump.”)

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Romney was lauded for his impeachment vote by the crowd at the annual event, a mainstay institution for the western political elite. A moderator for the panel claimed he “probably the most courageous lawmaker we have in the United States.”

The failed 2012 presidential candidate may have alienated himself even further from the Republican party with remarks that seemed dismissive of his Senate colleagues, describing them as beholden to the President.

In what may have been his most self-reflective remarks of the night, Romney admitted there was little to no desire among the American public for the outdated liberal conservative principles he’s known for.

Right now, the nature of American politics is highly populist… I’m perhaps a throwback. I jokingly say I have about 2% of the population that’s with me.”

I think that might be a bit on the high side, Mitt.

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