Keane Schwarz is certain he knows the outcome of the vote in his precinct: He was the lone caucusgoer in Woodbury County No. 43.
But the Iowa Democratic Party’s final results state that Hillary Clinton won one county delegate and Bernie Sanders received zero.
“I voted for Bernie,” Schwarz, 36, of Oto, told The Des Moines Register. “It was really suspicious … I’m actually pretty irate about it.”
Some complaints that Iowa Democrats have shared with the Register about discrepancies in caucus results appear to be valid. Others stem from confusion over how the math-heavy delegate-awarding system works in the Democrats’ caucus process.
Party officials on Friday night were still reviewing reports and correcting errors and hadn’t yet shared candidates’ updated totals of state delegate equivalents, which determine the winner of the caucuses.
Sanders’ backers are more likely than Clinton’s to think the political system is rigged, polling has found. So it might not come as a surprise, especially since he lost by a hairsbreadth, that some think the Democratic caucus system is rigged. It also doesn’t help the optics that the state party chairwoman drove around for years in a car with “HRC2016” license plates. Read More: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2016/02/06/iowans-claim-instances-when-sanders-shorted-delegates/79902080/
In addition to the apparent voter fraud on behave of Clinton, 6 delegates were decided by coin flip, and Hillary was declared the victor in all 6 coin flips, which is less than 2% likely to happen without corruption.
In the case of Schwarz the vote should be given to Sanders. Will it?