Hillary Clinton’s Former Campaign Manager Developed ‘Strategies and Systems to Protect Results’ for Iowa Caucus
As the Iowa caucus results fail to come in promptly amidst “inconsistencies” in results according to Democratic officials in the state, exasperated voters wonder who to assign the blame toward for this surreal debacle.
The answer may be former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, who was used for quality control in the lead up to the Iowa caucus.
The Des Moines Register explained the crack team that was put together to prevent any sort of shenanigans heading into the crucial night:
Both parties in Iowa and their app and web development vendors partnered last fall with Harvard’s Defending Digital Democracy Project to develop strategies and systems to protect results and deal with any misinformation that’s reported on caucus night.
They worked with campaign experts Robby Mook and Matt Rhodes — as well as experts in cybersecurity, national security, technology and election administration — and simulated the different ways that things could go wrong on caucus night.
Mook, 2016 campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, and Rhodes, Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign manager, helped develop a public-service video to alert campaigns to the warning signs of hacking and misinformation.
Mook has already taken to social media to deny having anything to do with the calamity that has made the Democrat Party to an even bigger laughingstock than it was before:
Sorry, folks. I did NOT have anythjng to do with building the Iowa caucus app. I dont know anything about it, had no role in it, and dont own a company that makes mobile appa. Please contact @iowademocrats with questions about it.
— Robby Mook (@RobbyMook) February 4, 2020
However, Mook may be trying to deflect blame that he has rightfully earned. Mook helped to found the Defending Democracy Project (D3P) and served on their team to protect election integrity with other establishment officials.
Eric Rosenbach, formerly the Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter from 2015-2017 in the Obama administration, was tapped to lead the D3P project. Their press release noted that “Rosenbach recruited Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, and Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign manager, as Senior Fellows and co-leaders of the initiative.”
“Over the last two years, nearly every election on both sides of the Atlantic has been affected by foreign cyber attacks, including Hillary Clinton’s in 2016,” said Mook, blaming the Russian interference canard for the failure and incompetence of his own campaign.
The Des Moines Register noted that Mook’s firm was brought on board by “both parties in Iowa and their app and web development vendors” to “develop strategies and systems to protect results and deal with any misinformation.”
After tonight’s debacle, the Clinton presidential loss in 2016 may become the second biggest political embarrassment that Mook can claim responsibility for.