Concerns about a malfunctioning app used to relay the totals from the caucuses seem to have derailed the reporting of the results of the Iowa caucus.
Multiple articles claimed there were problems with the apps functionality, and production.
"The app is f---ing up," said a senior aide to one of the campaigns, who asked not to be identified. "Can't trust the numbers coming in."
From the New York Times:
"...multiple county chairs said that they were struggling to use the new app and were experiencing hold delays of up to an hour when calling into a phone hotline the party has used for decades."
“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results,” said Mandy McClure, the spokeswoman [for the Iowa Democratic Party.]
NBC also reporting the app is expected to be used in the Nevada caucus on February 22nd.
"NBC News previously reported that security experts had expressed some concern about the app. The new app — which is supposed to be used in the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 22, as well — first showed signs of trouble earlier in the day, with some precinct leaders and county chairs saying they were unable or unwilling to use it."
"For the curious, Pete's campaign paid Shadow twice for 'software rights and subscriptions', Biden's paid them once for 'text messaging', and Gillibrand's made six payments for 'software'."
12:45 AM @People4Bernie
@danielmarans of Huffington Post
@Chelsea_Janes of Washington Post
Yahoo News reporting "These internal numbers from the candidates’ own teams are questionable and incomplete."
Reporting by Lulu Friesdat, with Suzanne O'Keeffe & Teresa Basey
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