The Democrats have gone from national joke to national embarrassment and that is after just one state voted in the 2020 primary contest.
What other horrors of incompetence are we in store for in the coming weeks is anyone’s guess but it will be ugly.
In much the same way Trump took over the GOP with his improbable win, the rank and file Democrats know the establishment sold them out and want change.
But they don’t have a candidate like Trump to save them from what will be an ugly and nasty fight within the party.
Look, they are divided and those wounds will not heal in time to rally around whoever the nominee is and unite against Trump.
In fact, many Bernie supporters would rather vote for Trump (if you believe some polls) than the corporate shills in the Dem primary.
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez is calling on Iowa Democratic officials to immediately recanvass Monday’s caucus vote after days of uncertainty and growing concerns about the accuracy of the results.
“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,” he said.
A recanvass is essentially a double-checking of the vote. Iowa officials would have to hand audit the caucus worksheets and reporting forms to ensure that they were correctly calculated and reported.
As of Thursday morning, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was clinging to the narrowest of leads in Iowa over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Thursday, with 97 percent of the caucus vote released.
Buttigieg was at 26.2 percent and Sanders had 26 percent, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., running behind the pair of leaders at 18.2 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden had 15.8 percent, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., at 12.2 percent and other candidates were in low single digits.
Enough is enough. 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.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) February 6, 2020