Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a caucus night campaign rally on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa with Jill Biden. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A short while ago, the Iowa Democrat party made an effort to put out the raging dumpster fire that is the Iowa Caucuses. For the past decades, Iowa has released its results the same night of the event. This year, thanks to the intervention of a company that looks more like an employment scheme for Clinton loyalists than an actual tech company, nearly 24 hours later, we still have zero certified results. And, because the entire caucus system was built around a Clintonista designed phone app and not paper, we may never really know what the actual results were.
In what can only be described as a strategy focusing on too-little-too-late, the Iowa Democrats announced they would release partial results later this afternoon.
Iowa party officials are holding a call with the campaigns.
Troy Price tells them he'll put out about *50%* of results at 4 p.m. today.
There are objections.
He won't say when the rest are coming.
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 4, 2020
We think we have a pretty good idea on the actual results. Both the Sanders and Buttigieg camps are circulating essentially the same number:
This shows Joe Biden finishing fifth. A fifth-place finish in Iowa and looking ahead to New Hampshire, where Sanders will beat him like a rented mule, and Nevada, where he’s not terribly strong, means that Joe Biden is finished.
That explains what is circulating now:
CNN's John King reports that the Biden campaign may seek a court injunction to halt this afternoon’s release of the Iowa Caucus results.
Before the Iowa results are released, Biden's campaign is questioning the integrity of the results. pic.twitter.com/nkr83ZE5fD
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 4, 2020
Incredible that the Biden campaign would make this matter worse by tying up the release of votes in a court fight. Incredible, that is if you didn’t know that Joe Biden is a weak, self-interested man who is on the verge of a crushing defeat.