The faulty tabulation app, now being blamed for sending the Iowa Democratic caucus into complete chaos, has been linked to a firm called “SHADOW” and a Democratic non-profit known as “ACRONYM,” founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Iowa Democrats are blaming reporting inconsistencies and tabulation errors linked to coding problems inside the application, which left organizers confused and unable to report precinct results to the central party, and Democratic candidates all declaring victory in the first-in-the-nation presidential contest.
“While our plan is to release results as soon as possible today, our ultimate goal is to ensure that the integrity and accuracy of the process continues to be upheld,” the Iowa Democratic Party said in a statement released early Tuesday morning. An updated estimate suggested official results may not be available until Wednesday. Campaigns have, instead, released internal numbers. Unsurprisingly, each campaign claims to have either won or overperformed, despite record low caucus turnout.