(Freedomjournal.org) – It was a clean sweep for President Donald Trump in his bid for the Republican nomination, which seems like just a formality at this point. In the Iowa caucuses, Trump crushed his competition, gaining 97.1% of the votes and all 38 delegates. Bill Weld (1.3% of the votes) and Joe Walsh (1.1%) were quite a distance behind.
Following the win, Trump tweeted: “Big WIN for us in Iowa. Thank You!”
The hapless Democrats, meanwhile, were left scrambling Monday night, and they still were as of Tuesday morning, with no results reported. The challenging party said it was unable to report results due to “inconsistencies” in reporting from the precincts.
David Axelrod, former President Barack Obama’s adviser, said: “A cloud of doubt hangs over this whole process.”
That has left the Democratic candidates scrambling — as it seems they always are — while Trump was able to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, particularly enjoyed the mess the Democrats have created. He said, “Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history. It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process.”
With results from the Democratic side still not reported more than 12 hours after the end of the Iowa caucus, David Plouffe, another former Obama adviser, said this may be the last Iowa caucus.
Candidates have been rushing to get answers since the debacle, but no progress seems to have been made. CNN sources said a conference call was arranged by the Iowa Democratic Party to figure out what happened, but that call ended abruptly with representatives demanding to know the timing of the release of results.
The complete lack of reporting didn’t stop some candidates from declaring victory, somehow. Pete Buttigieg gave a televised speech, declaring to his supporters just after midnight that he’d be “going on to New Hampshire victorious.” How he can claim victory with no districts reporting is something the mayor would have to explain to all of us.
Even Roger Lau, the campaign manager for Elizabeth Warren, said he was sure the results would come in and show a close race between his boss, Bernie Sanders and Buttigieg. And Joe Biden would be a “distant fourth,” according to his strange calculations.
So, how did Biden react? By sending a letter to the Democratic party in Iowa saying there are “considerable flaws” in the system. Dana Remus, his general counsel, even demanded a “full explanation” as well as “an opportunity to respond before any official results are released.”
Seems like the Democratic candidates don’t know what to do and who to blame. Trump, meanwhile, is sitting pretty and must be reveling in the chaos from the other side.