‘Crash Course In Chaos’: Steve Kornacki Explains The Iowa Caucuses | MSNBC


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  1. Trump's priceless tweet: "The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is “Trump”."
    "We can't realign" means "we can't figure out how to screw Bernie in favor of Bloomberg"

  2. Bernie should just claim victory in Iowa and have dnc live with mess .
    When they finally get results no one will care.

  3. Ironic Yang talking about tech. Taking over and these snoozies are so behind using a simple app. Also, the developer was probably not vetted. Do they even have WiFi there? Lol

  4. Cant blame Russia anymore. A Clinton backed tech company named Shadow, created this disastrously rigged app. You can't make this stuff up smfh

  5. He doesn't know that the whole story is never going to be told for this election. This could very well be the end of the Iowa caucus and rightfully so.

  6. Adam Schiff: "It is all Trumps fault. We MUST Censure him and impeach him again after he is re-elected."

    The rest of the country is laughing at the Democrat party because there was no glitch.

    They are merely rigging who they want the candidate will be and then follow thru to NOVEMBER.

    My money is on Bloomberg because Hillary Clinton paid off $46 million in democrat debt to be the "CHOSEN ONE" and Money talks.

    Sanders is so Socialist/Communist, the Democrat party will not pick him or anyone else.

    Warren lied about being native American and America is tired of voting for liars. Besides, Every video I see of her or photo shows her screaming at the camera. America doesn't want someone as president who has anger issues.

    Medicare for all? Up to $50 Trillion dollars will bankrupt America. All of the other plans costing Trillions of dollars only benefit DEMOCRATS, not Americans in general.

    Please everyone. I am Laughing at the House Democrats wanting to Censure the president now, knowing they will not get him removed.

    Since the 1960's America has never had 2 dozen people of one party running for president.

    Please VOTE in November. Don't feel Complacent your vote doesn't matter.

    That is how we lost the House.

    We all know the Demorats will go all out to get every Democrats to register to vote along with the dead people and illegals to vote Twice in November.

    Call everyone you know, REGISTER  to vote and get out and Vote in November.

  7. Yeah… these are the folks you want making decisions for your country, health care and defense of the country. This caucus is like watching a beautiful sunset.

  8. what a crazy screwed up process that is. shooting ourselves in the foot again. Ugh. somebody donate some money to Iowa so they can buy some voting machines please.

  9. So, question for someone who is familiar with the caucus process. Since it’s a bunch of people standing in a room (based on my understanding) is this happening at a specific time of day? So if you want to vote, you have to show up at that time or “too bad, you can’t play”?

  10. What a cover up what a joke. MSNBC and CNN surporting the Institutions Candidate Buttigieg he must not have won , Fixing th Numbers takes a long time

  11. Good lord, just call it “chaos”. This isn’t a “crash course” in chaos. The only thing we’re learning is this was planned poorly and they failed to vet the technologies used thoroughly.

    Crash course, per Merriam-Webster:
    “rapid and intense course of study”

    A crash course has an instructor who knows what they’re doing leading it. That doesn’t seem to be the case. To be clear, I’m not trying to take a political angle and am speaking to the operational side of this shitshow.

  12. They WILL screw Bernie again and you WILL vote for whomever they decide THEY want you to vote for. Get used to it. THEY are your masters.

  13. After 3 years of trump I don't nessisarily think he's doing nearly a bad of job as they say on tv. I have more money in my pocket and looking at buying a house. I worry that if the Democrats win this election I won't be able to afford our home….

  14. The app used In Iowa Demoturd caucus fiasco iinked to ex-Clinton campaign staffers
    DETAILS 4 Feb 2020
    The app that was supposed to help the Iowa Democratic Party quickly report Monday's caucus results – but contributed to confusion and a muddled result as campaigns were in an uproar – is linked to Hillary Clinton campaign veterans.

    Shadow, a tech firm that describes itself as a group that creates "a permanent advantage for progressive campaigns and causes through technology," is the company that created the Iowa Democratic Party's app, according to The New York Times. At least the COO, CEO, CTO and a senior product manager at Shadow all worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, according to LinkedIn profiles.

    Shadow is associated with ACRONYM, a nonprofit dedicated to "advancing progressive causes through innovative communications, advertising and organizing programs." Early last year, ACRONYM announced that it was acquiring an SMS tool called Groundbase and, out of Groundbase, "launching Shadow, a company focused on building the technology infrastructure needed to enable Democrats to run better, more efficient campaigns."

    Groundbase co-founders Krista Davis, who is the current Shadow CTO, and Gerard Niemira, who is the current Shadow CEO, both held senior positions with the Clinton campaign.

    Tara McGowan, the founder and CEO of ACRONYM, posted a statement from an ACRONYM spokesman early Tuesday morning distancing the nonprofit from Shadow, which is a for-profit company.

    "ACRONYM is a nonprofit organization and not a technology company. As such, we have not provided any technology to the Iowa Democratic Party, Presidential campaigns, or the Democratic National Committee," spokesman Kyle Tharp said in the statement. "ACRONYM is an investor in several for-profit companies across the progressive media and technology sectors. One of those independent, for-profit companies is Shadow, Inc, which also has other private investors. We are reading confirmed reports of Shadow's word with the Iowa Democratic Party on Twitter, and we, like everyone else, are eagerly awaiting more information from the Iowa Democratic Party with respect to what happened."

    McGowan is an alumna of Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and previously worked as a digital director for NexGen America, a progressive organization founded by presidential candidate Tom Steyer.
    Whoops! We couldn't access this Tweet.

    Some on Twitter noted that according to FEC records, Pete Buttigieg's campaign paid Shadow over $40,000 last year for software. However, there is no indication of impropriety from the Buttigieg campaign or bias toward Buttigieg from Shadow, as independent consultants and contractors like Shadow often work with several different political organizations to provide technology or other services.

    Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News Tuesday morning that the DHS had offered to test the app's security to ensure that it could not be hacked, but the IDP declined. Wolf, however, made clear that there was no indication that the app was hacked, but rather that the issue was the app's ability to handle a high load of users at the same time.

    The IDP said late Monday 3 Feb 2020 that there was no evidence of hacking or other attacks on the election, but rather delays in reporting the results from individual caucus locations. The party says it will have results later today.

    "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," IDP Communications Director Mandy McClure. "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results."

    President Trump used the caucus confusion as an opportunity to bash Democrats, claiming that he is the only candidate who left Iowa with a win.

    "The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster," he tweeted Tuesday morning, "Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is 'Trump'." [sic]

    Meanwhile, the Pete Buttigieg campaign seemed to declare victory even though there are no reported results from the IDP.

    “So we don't know the results. But we know, by the time it's all said and done, you have shocked the nation,” the former South Bend, Indiana mayor told his supporters. “Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious.”

    His campaign cited data that indicated it was doing well across the state and, "overperforming our projections by 5 % [sic] – (combined) in [counties that were won by Obama and Trump]."

    Other candidates and campaign staffers steamed over the delay in the results, including the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, which wrote a harsh letter to leaders of the IDP.

    "I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight’s Iowa Caucus reporting system. The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed. Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party," the letter, from Biden for President General Counsel Dana Remus, read. "These acute failures are occurring statewide. We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released."

    The Nevada Democratic Party also paid Shadow approximately $60,000 in August. The state holds its caucuses on 22 Feb 2020.

  15. The app used In Iowa Demoturd caucus fiasco iinked to ex-Clinton campaign staffers
    DETAILS 4 Feb 2020
    The app that was supposed to help the Iowa Democratic Party quickly report Monday's caucus results – but contributed to confusion and a muddled result as campaigns were in an uproar – is linked to Hillary Clinton campaign veterans.

    Shadow, a tech firm that describes itself as a group that creates "a permanent advantage for progressive campaigns and causes through technology," is the company that created the Iowa Democratic Party's app, according to The New York Times. At least the COO, CEO, CTO and a senior product manager at Shadow all worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, according to LinkedIn profiles.

    Shadow is associated with ACRONYM, a nonprofit dedicated to "advancing progressive causes through innovative communications, advertising and organizing programs." Early last year, ACRONYM announced that it was acquiring an SMS tool called Groundbase and, out of Groundbase, "launching Shadow, a company focused on building the technology infrastructure needed to enable Democrats to run better, more efficient campaigns."

    Groundbase co-founders Krista Davis, who is the current Shadow CTO, and Gerard Niemira, who is the current Shadow CEO, both held senior positions with the Clinton campaign.

    Tara McGowan, the founder and CEO of ACRONYM, posted a statement from an ACRONYM spokesman early Tuesday morning distancing the nonprofit from Shadow, which is a for-profit company.

    "ACRONYM is a nonprofit organization and not a technology company. As such, we have not provided any technology to the Iowa Democratic Party, Presidential campaigns, or the Democratic National Committee," spokesman Kyle Tharp said in the statement. "ACRONYM is an investor in several for-profit companies across the progressive media and technology sectors. One of those independent, for-profit companies is Shadow, Inc, which also has other private investors. We are reading confirmed reports of Shadow's word with the Iowa Democratic Party on Twitter, and we, like everyone else, are eagerly awaiting more information from the Iowa Democratic Party with respect to what happened."

    McGowan is an alumna of Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and previously worked as a digital director for NexGen America, a progressive organization founded by presidential candidate Tom Steyer.
    Whoops! We couldn't access this Tweet.

    Some on Twitter noted that according to FEC records, Pete Buttigieg's campaign paid Shadow over $40,000 last year for software. However, there is no indication of impropriety from the Buttigieg campaign or bias toward Buttigieg from Shadow, as independent consultants and contractors like Shadow often work with several different political organizations to provide technology or other services.

    Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News Tuesday morning that the DHS had offered to test the app's security to ensure that it could not be hacked, but the IDP declined. Wolf, however, made clear that there was no indication that the app was hacked, but rather that the issue was the app's ability to handle a high load of users at the same time.

    The IDP said late Monday 3 Feb 2020 that there was no evidence of hacking or other attacks on the election, but rather delays in reporting the results from individual caucus locations. The party says it will have results later today.

    "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," IDP Communications Director Mandy McClure. "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results."

    President Trump used the caucus confusion as an opportunity to bash Democrats, claiming that he is the only candidate who left Iowa with a win.

    "The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster," he tweeted Tuesday morning, "Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is 'Trump'." [sic]

    Meanwhile, the Pete Buttigieg campaign seemed to declare victory even though there are no reported results from the IDP.

    “So we don't know the results. But we know, by the time it's all said and done, you have shocked the nation,” the former South Bend, Indiana mayor told his supporters. “Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious.”

    His campaign cited data that indicated it was doing well across the state and, "overperforming our projections by 5 % [sic] – (combined) in [counties that were won by Obama and Trump]."

    Other candidates and campaign staffers steamed over the delay in the results, including the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, which wrote a harsh letter to leaders of the IDP.

    "I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight’s Iowa Caucus reporting system. The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed. Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party," the letter, from Biden for President General Counsel Dana Remus, read. "These acute failures are occurring statewide. We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released."

    The Nevada Democratic Party also paid Shadow approximately $60,000 in August. The state holds its caucuses on 22 Feb 2020.

  16. The app used In Iowa Demoturd caucus fiasco iinked to ex-Clinton campaign staffers
    DETAILS 4 Feb 2020
    The app that was supposed to help the Iowa Democratic Party quickly report Monday's caucus results – but contributed to confusion and a muddled result as campaigns were in an uproar – is linked to Hillary Clinton campaign veterans.

    Shadow, a tech firm that describes itself as a group that creates "a permanent advantage for progressive campaigns and causes through technology," is the company that created the Iowa Democratic Party's app, according to The New York Times. At least the COO, CEO, CTO and a senior product manager at Shadow all worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, according to LinkedIn profiles.

    Shadow is associated with ACRONYM, a nonprofit dedicated to "advancing progressive causes through innovative communications, advertising and organizing programs." Early last year, ACRONYM announced that it was acquiring an SMS tool called Groundbase and, out of Groundbase, "launching Shadow, a company focused on building the technology infrastructure needed to enable Democrats to run better, more efficient campaigns."

    Groundbase co-founders Krista Davis, who is the current Shadow CTO, and Gerard Niemira, who is the current Shadow CEO, both held senior positions with the Clinton campaign.

    Tara McGowan, the founder and CEO of ACRONYM, posted a statement from an ACRONYM spokesman early Tuesday morning distancing the nonprofit from Shadow, which is a for-profit company.

    "ACRONYM is a nonprofit organization and not a technology company. As such, we have not provided any technology to the Iowa Democratic Party, Presidential campaigns, or the Democratic National Committee," spokesman Kyle Tharp said in the statement. "ACRONYM is an investor in several for-profit companies across the progressive media and technology sectors. One of those independent, for-profit companies is Shadow, Inc, which also has other private investors. We are reading confirmed reports of Shadow's word with the Iowa Democratic Party on Twitter, and we, like everyone else, are eagerly awaiting more information from the Iowa Democratic Party with respect to what happened."

    McGowan is an alumna of Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and previously worked as a digital director for NexGen America, a progressive organization founded by presidential candidate Tom Steyer.
    Whoops! We couldn't access this Tweet.

    Some on Twitter noted that according to FEC records, Pete Buttigieg's campaign paid Shadow over $40,000 last year for software. However, there is no indication of impropriety from the Buttigieg campaign or bias toward Buttigieg from Shadow, as independent consultants and contractors like Shadow often work with several different political organizations to provide technology or other services.

    Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News Tuesday morning that the DHS had offered to test the app's security to ensure that it could not be hacked, but the IDP declined. Wolf, however, made clear that there was no indication that the app was hacked, but rather that the issue was the app's ability to handle a high load of users at the same time.

    The IDP said late Monday 3 Feb 2020 that there was no evidence of hacking or other attacks on the election, but rather delays in reporting the results from individual caucus locations. The party says it will have results later today.

    "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," IDP Communications Director Mandy McClure. "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results."

    President Trump used the caucus confusion as an opportunity to bash Democrats, claiming that he is the only candidate who left Iowa with a win.

    "The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster," he tweeted Tuesday morning, "Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is 'Trump'." [sic]

    Meanwhile, the Pete Buttigieg campaign seemed to declare victory even though there are no reported results from the IDP.

    “So we don't know the results. But we know, by the time it's all said and done, you have shocked the nation,” the former South Bend, Indiana mayor told his supporters. “Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious.”

    His campaign cited data that indicated it was doing well across the state and, "overperforming our projections by 5 % [sic] – (combined) in [counties that were won by Obama and Trump]."

    Other candidates and campaign staffers steamed over the delay in the results, including the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, which wrote a harsh letter to leaders of the IDP.

    "I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight’s Iowa Caucus reporting system. The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed. Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party," the letter, from Biden for President General Counsel Dana Remus, read. "These acute failures are occurring statewide. We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released."

    The Nevada Democratic Party also paid Shadow approximately $60,000 in August. The state holds its caucuses on 22 Feb 2020.

  17. When the Judges in a sport take a long time to decide the victor, you know someone is getting screwed!
    It's not Bernie against trump, it's the corrupt DNC and fake establishment media against Bernie.
    Every top DNC member responsible for this incompetent blunder needs to resign in shame or be fired. The Republicans are already weaponizing this against programs for regular tax paying people. We know Nancy Pelosi is paid to loose, the question is "how far down the stream does the incompetence flow?"…
    DNC – There is no Excuse now for any more 'inconsistencies'. Go back to paper ballots or just come out and admit admit you are a bunch of incompetent, corrupt hacks.

  18. Democrat incompetence… Yea, let's put you guys in charge of the whole country. You have only had nothing short of eternity to prepare for this. Fake news, Fake polls, Fake results. You hate Trump because he is competent, tells the truth, and keeps his promises. Trump is real, you guys Fake, Fake, Fake! The Trump train is welcoming new passengers. Join the team helping ALL Americans.

  19. Exit polls showed Bernie with 30%, Pete with 26%, Warren with 24% and Biden with 20%. But nobody's copping to it….the feeling is the DNC isn't happy with the result and they're sitting on the numbers, as their Boy Biden's campaign ends here.

  20. Real Democracy is messy. This has been stated by wise people as long as I can remember (and I can remember Eisenhower ). So this IS REAL democracy in action, not some rigged Russian election!

  21. So, you people on the left, are actually getting a taste of your own medicine, from your leaders on the LEFT. No conservatives involved. Apparently, YOUR LEADERS think that the average Lefty is too stupid to vote for
    the candidate of their choice. Just a small taste of what will await everyone–conservatives and liberals, and lefties–if this country ever gets placed in the hands of the LEFT. Even those on the left will have NO decision
    power period. All your rights will be taken away, and listen up Lefties–Just because your on the Left, you will NOT be spared. The Left has time and time again ate it's own, and continues to do so right in front of your face. Hillary stole the nomination from Sanders in 2016, and they will steal it from him again. Why, because HE is tooooooo radical for even the average Democrat voter, and your LEADERS–said in a loud monotone voice–believe your stupid. Why anyone would want to give that much control of ones life to a BONE HEAD like
    Shifty Schiff is beyond me. Better wake up if you are a REAL LIBERAL, and not a LEFTTY. A real liberal cherishes FREEDOM of choice for everyone–that by definition is a Liberal. A lefty on the other hand, hates FREEDOM, and would love nothing better than to take yours away.

  22. Transparently opaque process.

    Good job Democrat’s 🙏, now I won’t have to explain to dems how the DNC pics their candidates and how their caucus votes don’t count. Because now their votes don’t count, both literally and figuratively.

    Only 999 things left to explain to liberals. Oooh I know, let’s do “boarders are real next.”

  23. Yeah, Iowa will review until they get the results they want. Biden did not do well. Neither do people want the rich to buy their candidacy. So lets fix

  24. LOL, " This is going to be the MOST TRANSPARENT caucus." Very transparent, But we already know that these democrats are inept, so no need to report every screw up!

  25. How freaking long does it take to steal a Dem Primary ? Geeeeeeez this is frustrating. You cant get good help these days. Economy is too good.

  26. dem party need to get it together or we will lose , how to win and not focus so much on Trump and have faith in the American people, the people need to feel fire up. gear up for something like in 2008, help from Hollywood – president Obama – Hillary Clinton – Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama they need to have people on the ground going everywhere talking to people,, do tv commercial tv shows

  27. YANG Is Sweeping The World Stage With #HUMANITYFIRST #MATH
    #FREEDOMDIVIDEND #ENDORSEANDREWYANG Please Send the following: Please Endorse Andrew Yang as
    the Democratic Nominee https://democrats.org/contact-us/

  28. Listening to Esteban Kornacki call this race at the big board through my earpiece here, is a like a listenin’ to Eli Gold call a crimson tide football game.

  29. It's pretty well understood/accepted that Sanders won the popular vote in Iowa 2016 but lost the delegate majority due to the distribution of his voters across the state.

  30. "The most transparent Iowa Caucuses you've ever seen"
    Yeah, meantime the Iowa Democratic Party won't release the vendor who sold the worthless app OR the third party they hired to test it. How long are we going to stand for this dreck?

  31. should something like this happen in the general election there will be chaos the next day ….maybe this is a test run of what they are planning for November ..an election with all candidates claiming victory ..and then blame it on apps and machines ..but not the people who set them up

  32. MSNBC got it wrong AGAIN!
    1- BIDEN ?
    2-SANDERS?
    3-WARREN?
    LGBT NON EXISTENT
    LOL 😁
    LGBT is making HISTORY This week!!!! Baby!!!!❤️😁

  33. Most transparent? Magically they stopped counting when Buttigieg 🐀 captured the lead.

    "We dont know how to count." – story of crooked politics.

  34. Everything the Dems touch falls apart. Incompetence is their hallmark. It's painful. This is not the Democratic party I knew growing up.

  35. Recap:

    1. Bernie won initial preference
    2. Even after realignment, Bernie still was leading.
    3. Mayor Pete somehow “wins”

    So apparently individual counties have weighted state delegate equivalents, making it a mini electoral college. But does anyone actually know how that works? Nope.

    “Transparency”

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