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Hillary Clinton's old campaign manager, Robby Mook, is now the biggest villain of the Iowa caucus

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The results are…not in. Hours after the caucuses ended and totals were supposedly sent in, the Iowa Democratic Party has not announced a winner. Although the delay was initially pegged to “quality control,” further reports found that caucus leaders were struggling to report results with a new app designed for the vote and that it may not be working properly.

“There are now reports that the app that caucus leaders are using to report Iowa results isn’t working. Nobody knows who owns the app and there were major security concerns,” wrote Forensic News Scott Stedman.

The Hill: 'One precinct chair just told me he still hasn't been able to report his results because the phone app is not working and he's been on hold for the call hotline for more than an hour!'

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The article is not entirely accurate. CNN reported the following: "Officials from two Democratic campaigns tell CNN they were told the app to tabulate results had crashed. They said they had not been given any other information."


They're saying the app did crash, and what the explanation which followed is bs...

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Russia and Trump did it.

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Trump could never do anything wrong, because he doesn't think such a thing exists.

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Is this the DNC's anti-Bernie move and Hillary's revenge?

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Feels like it, looks like it, smells like it.

As we know, Hillary basically purchased the DNC as her own slave in the last cycle.

Not to mention her considerable abilities in theft, stealing the NY Primary is just the one we actually found out about, no doubt there's a pretty big iceberg there.

Eventually Hillary will get everything she deserves, and it won't be pretty.

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This is the article you might better read instead (mine) and it came out 5 days before the Caucuses in Iowa.


I was simply suspicious of glorious puff pieces appearing in Newspapers for-or-owned by Billionaires (Wall Street Journal and Washington Post), and Mook's presence set off alarm bells with me.


Crashed? Malfunctioned? Too hard to use? No practice runs in advance of Caucus day? Maybe all true, but I am afraid that is beyond my own computer detective skills.


The forensic guys, the armies of computer nerds and Silicon Valley itself will have to figure all of that out....

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This is the article I refer to in the above comment to you, my own article:




Robby Mook (2016 Clinton Campaign Manager) in Charge of Counting Dem votes in Iowa

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'Crash Course In Chaos': Steve Kornacki Explains The Iowa Caucuses | MSNBC Steve Kornacki breaks down the changes to the Iowa caucus in 2020, and explains how the system works. Aired on 2/3/2020. ? Subscribe to MSNBC: ...
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Steve Kornacki: Iowa's outsize role has faced attacks for decades, along with periodic failed attempts by other states to take the first-in-the-nation slot. But criticism has been louder than ever this past year, and now those critics may have the ammunition they need to kill it.

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It is not the fault of Iowa, it is the Do Nothing Democrats fault. As long as I am President, Iowa will stay where it is. Important tradition! https:// twitter.com/stevekornacki/ status/1224682732208508928 "

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"It is not the fault of Iowa, it is the Do Nothing Democrats fault. "

Well there ya go, the second truth uttered by Trump, this must be some kind of record.

(The first truth being, "Hillary is a crook", apparently all he had to say to win.)

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As one intelligent individual put it regarding Hillary when identifying her as the embodiment of corruption.


Trump also hit the nail on the head when he called her insane. She should be put away before she does any more harm to others and to our nation.

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CNN was reporting last night that Iowa used this same app in 2016. That might explain how an apparent Sanders victory morphed into a narrow Clinton victory, and why the Iowa Democrats ignored demands for release of raw data and an audit.

But there's more. CNN also reported that Nevada plans to use the same app. They also named the company that designed the app, but I failed to write it down. It appears to be a shadowy company founded by members of the Clinton team and the DNC. Why are people with such connections permitted to design election counting software?

We are also told that no results were reported at all, but The New York Times did report early results which they later scrubbed. One of our OEN senior editors, Meryl Ann Butler, captured a screen shot of it before scrubbing and after, and posted them to one of my own articles. Those results, prior to being scrubbed, showed Sanders in front followed by Warren, followed by Buttigieg, followed by Klobuchar, followed by Biden. Apparently reports that no results were released is a lie enabled by the media.

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Interesting. I must question one thing: I don't think this app existed in 2016. I alerted the top 24 papers in Iowa as to what might be coming, but solely based on my suspicions of Robby Mook's involvement.


There is another twist coming out soon as a Quick Link on other people behind the use of this app, a big supporter of Buttigieg. Should be up soon.


Interesting news also about Nevada. What do you bet they can that idea later today?

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I think the report by CNN that this app was in use in 2016 was wrong, but other coverage is confirming that Nevada does indeed plan to use this app.

In any event there were similar irregularities in Iowa four years ago. Perhaps they were done manually.

Yes we must demand that Shadow be banned and that any software companies being used to count or transmit votes be fully and publicly vetted. People like Mook and Plouffe with ties to the political Establishment should be expelled from this process as well as the companies they are associated with.

I do not believe this was a crash. I believe it was part of the ongoing effort to stop Bernie Sanders.

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Nevada has now announced that they will not use the Shadow app nor this vender.

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So apparently the article that this links to has been updated to say that Mook was less involved than originally reported...interesting, though, that it's his association with Hillary that is going to take him down. And rightly so.

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Perhaps voters should simply take matters into their own hands. Instead of trusting to a corrupt group of people to give them an honest vote result take these simple steps.

1. People at each voting precinct have a laptop or smart phone. 2. Every precinct has the email address of every other precinct. 3. When the vote is counted each precinct emails it's results to every other precinct, with the push of a button.

WALLAH. Every precinct in the state knows the result of the election immediately. The only problem might be finding a 6th or 7th grader in each precinct to add them up for them.

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CAROL: good ideas!

Why don't you write a short timely article. I know it would be well rec'd, especially if you also put it in local papers' editorial page content.


VOILA!

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Pro Buttigieg donor behind the App?

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It appears that the ObamaCare programmers are back.


Did the DNC learn nothing from the ObamaCare Fiasco, or were the real Caucus results not to their liking?


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Hey guys and gals, Most of you probably have these updates but I'll put them on here just in case. From information I've gathered from Democracy Now, The Intercept, Jimmy Dore and else where: The company that developed the app, Shadow was a subsidiary of a company called Acronym. The CEO is a woman by the name if Tara McGowan and her husband is one of Pete Buttigieg's top strategists Thw company Acronym was starred after Hillary lost in 2016 and was supposed to give the Dems the ability to compete digitally with the cyber warfare waged on behalf of Trump by Cambridge Analytica and other foreign actors. The company admitted to using similar tactics as those described as modeling tje.selves after ones used by Russian and Cambridge Analytica to interfere nd manipulate elections when they uaed them in the Roy Moore/Doug Jones Election. It was funded with large donations from sikicon valley big wigs and although it is a nonprofit it began to purchase or create subsidiary companies which were for profit. This raises legal issues that I don't know have been addressdd but privatizing the st sidiaries allows the company to avoid the required reporting for nonprofits. Shadow as an entity only came into existence a few months ago and it's identity as the ddveloper of the app was kept a secret by thw DNC. The department of homeland security offered to test the app and were declined. The Robbie Mook's involvement from what I got out the the various sources I checked was he was supposed to do the testing on the app. Main Stream Media reported various reasons for the delay but they pretty quickly settled on this: the only problem with the app was transmission of the data, reinforcing that it was "not a hack" and the "data was intact and uncorrupted" however people on the ground started to realize that what the media was reporting was out of kilter with reality on the ground and that the areas where it would show Befine performing wee were NOT be g released even though THOSE results did get transmitted without incident. The fact that Duval Patrick got Bernies votes but was then "corrected" shows that the vote tally WAS compromised or the media was simply lying openly. As for the comment about self reporting what was going on on the ground, Bernie's people started to do this because they knew what was being done. When their self reporting contradicted the MSM that's when all hell brike loose. Also according to publicly released campaign reports Pete's campaign paid Shadow over 41000 for "software licences" what exactly he got is not yet revealed. If you want to hear more listen to my podcast at Project 99: click here We are also available on anchor, Apple podcast and other platforms. Thanks to everyone for helping to get the effects out there on this story. Take care, Michele

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