Well, this is embarrassing for Iowa.
Courtesy of NBC News:
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 “inconsistencies” found in the data.
“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 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.
In a statement released later on Thursday, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price did not address the request from Perez and instead said that the party would take on a recanvass if any of the presidential campaigns request it.
I think Tom Perez is a terrible DNC Chair and I disgree with him on a lot of his tactics, but he is not wrong here.
This whole caucus was a huge shit show and Iowa needs to fix it and do away with it going forward.
And I think that every other state that still uses this antiquated method, including Alaska, needs to follow suit.