The Democratic Party Fails Its Voters

Democratic presidential preference cards are gathered to be counted at a caucus at the West Des Moines Christian Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, February 3, 2020. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
Both parties have big flaws in organizations. But at least the GOP counts the votes.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B y Wednesday afternoon, we were allowed to see 92 percent of the Iowa Caucus results. That’s better than the zero percent on Election Night, and the 62 percent released late Tuesday afternoon. But the full results of the caucus — which used to be available the night of the caucus, live, on television, late in the evening, in the era before the Internet — are apparently being collated so slowly, they may or may not arrive before the next George R.R. Martin novel.

The Iowa Democratic Party was entrusted with running the first and arguably one of the most consequential contests

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