The highly contested and emergency laden Democrat Party Iowa Caucus is faced with another twist in the ongoing vote counts: the company that developed the disastrous app being tied to one of its candidates, according to several investigative reports.
According to Lee Fang, investigative journalist for The Intercept, there are some issues with the company that developed the vote counting app.
“Three different sources say a firm called “Shadow” developed the Iowa Dem caucus app. They haven’t responded to comment, neither has Iowa Dem Party. The firm was paid by both Nevada & Iowa Democratic Party, disclosures show. Also by Mayor Pete’s campaign.”
Three different sources say a firm called "Shadow" developed the Iowa Dem caucus app. They haven't responded to comment, neither has Iowa Dem Party. The firm was paid by both Nevada & Iowa Democratic Party, disclosures show. Also by Mayor Pete's campaign.
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) February 4, 2020
Mayor Pete’s campaign gave Shadow, Inc. over $21,000 on July 23, 2019, this according to a Federal Election Campaign (FEC) filing.
Buttigieg, the candidate who continually virtue signaled Christianity to America’s Christians while living a lifestyle that is the antithesis of the Christian lifestyle.
The Buttigieg campaign is playing their own version of “Where’s Waldo” and could not be reached for questioning by reporters.
Buttigieg claimed victory when he took the stage late Monday night even though not a single Caucus result has been returned. Does he know something the rest of us don’t? Maybe some others thought so too, because the hashtag “#MayorCheat” trended on Twitter all night long.
From Sara Carter:
Shadow is a spin-off from PACRONYM, a relatively new Democrat dark money/superPAC hybrid. This hybrid was formed off of ACRONYM, which launched prior to the 2016 election and has raised tens of millions of dollars with the message of how Democrats have fallen behind in digital advertising. During the 2018 election cycle, Acronym group funded an onslaught of ads on platforms like Facebook and Google.
FEC filings also show that in two payments, the Iowa Democratic Party account contributed $63,183 to Shadow over the course of November and December 2019, which suggests the app was developed in recent months.
According to The Washington Examiner, a spokesman for the Buttigieg campaign said it paid Shadow for “text messaging services to help us contact voters.”
During an appearance on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, the Democratic presidential hopeful said that it was not too early to call his campaign “victorious.”
And it gets even better. Shadow, Inc. is run by a bunch of former Hillary Clinton staffers.
Maybe the app wouldn’t have caused so much mayhem if the developers would have opened the app up to quality assurance testing and other prior scrutiny before going live.
Testing was offered, and they declined.
— Heather Swift, DHS spokesperson (@SpoxDHS) February 4, 2020
Nothing to see here, right?
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