The Democrats’ catastrophic handling of the Iowa caucus seriously affected the confidence of American voters, which could be reflected in a decline in votes in their favor, according to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
“This was really an avoidable error that shot the party in the foot …,” Yang said in a Feb. 5 interview with CNN.
“And it is going to be harder to convince Americans that we can entrust massive systems with government if we can’t count votes on the same night in a way that’s clear, transparent, and reliable,” Yang added with an expression of frustration.
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang calls the Iowa caucus fiasco an “avoidable error that shot the party in the foot.”
— CNN (@CNN) February 6, 2020
Yang got only 5% of the vote in Iowa, but unaffected by the poor results he explained in the same interview that it was something that could be overcome.
The Iowa caucus, held Feb. 3 as the first in a series, sought to select presidential candidates to represent the Democratic party in the November election.
While 97 percent of the Republican delegates chose President Donald Trump as their candidate, and results were released the same night, the Democratic vote-counting process failed completely.
The Iowa Democratic Party announced an unexplained and unprecedented delay due to technical difficulties.
“This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion,” the Democratic Party said, but the delay raised questions about the legitimacy of the important election process.
The Democrats have experienced serious setbacks due to their unfortunate actions, which are likely to be reflected in a decline in votes for them in the upcoming presidential election.
In addition to the catastrophic vote count in Iowa, the Democrats experienced a crushing defeat when the Senate exonerated President Trump in their impeachment case.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stood up and tore up her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4, before the nation’s eyes, an act that drew a lot of criticism.
Vice President Mike Pence accused Pelosi of showing very inappropriate behavior.
“I think it was a new low,” the vice president told Fox and Friends.
In the same vein, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), called Pelosi’s actions “shameful” and “unpleasant,” saying they made him “angry.”
Likewise, Pelosi had previously refused to introduce President Trump in the traditional manner, omitting that it was her “distinct honor” and “great privilege” to do so. She simply presented him as the “President of the United States.”