After Hillary Clinton’s questionable victory during Monday night’s Iowa Caucus against Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, the state’s top newspaper, The Des Moines Register, is demanding an audit of the race.
From The Hill:
The Des Moines Register is calling for a “complete audit” of the Iowa Democratic caucuses in light of concerns by Bernie Sanders about the razor-thin margin.
“Once again the world is laughing at Iowa. Late-night comedians and social media mavens are having a field day with jokes about missing caucusgoers and coin flips,” the Register’s editorial board writes Wednesday night.
The Register, which endorsed Clinton, is calling for a full audit that would include a release of raw vote totals and the results of coin tosses.
“Too many questions have been raised. Too many accounts have arisen of inconsistent counts, untrained and overwhelmed volunteers, confused voters, cramped precinct locations, a lack of voter registration forms and other problems,” the Register writes.
“Too many of us, including members of the Register editorial board who were observing caucuses, saw opportunities for error amid Monday night’s chaos.”
The Register notes that the party’s refusal to provide additional accountability “confirm[s] the suspicions, wild as they may be, of Sanders supporters.”
“Their candidate, after all, is opposed by the party establishment — and wasn’t even a Democrat a few months ago,” the board writes.
The Democratic Party is in complete chaos and it seems that Hillary might have illegally won the Iowa Caucus, and the Des Moines Register is legitimately concerned that the race is invalid.
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