Is This the End for the Iowa Caucuses?

What went wrong? Tech troubles behind delay in Iowa results

Note: Ken Feltman spoke last Friday in Washington about the Iowa Caucuses and predicted problems: “We may be facing a difficult night Monday. Frankly, I am concerned that Iowa Democratic officials are going forward without proper testing of their new results-reporting system. I am surprised that they would risk damaging their reputation. Who will take Iowa seriously if this years reporting blows up?”

Is this the end for Iowa?

The Iowa Democratic Party said it expects to release unofficial results later Tuesday after manually verifying its data against paper backups. Unlike the November election and state primaries administered by state and local election officials, the Iowa caucus was administered by the Iowa Democratic Party.

Nevada Democrats also have plans to use a mobile reporting app for their caucuses set for Feb. 22.


About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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