Iowa Democratic Party Responds to DNC Chair Tom Perez's Request for a Recanvass and It's Not Good


Secretary of Labor Tom Perez hosts a Paid Leave Roundtable at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey December 11, 2014. Insider Images/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES)

 

As we reported yesterday, DNC Chair Tom Perez finally threw in the towel and admitted “enough is enough” on the Iowa Caucus train wreck.

A lot of folks mocked Perez’s tweet, rightfully so in light of what a huge mess this has become.

He’s acknowledging at this point that no one is going to believe the results are legitimate unless they are rechecked, and maybe not even then. But he’s not taking any responsibility for it.

But apparently that still isn’t enough for the local Democrats behind this FUBAR result.

The Iowa Democratic Party is refusing his request. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price said in a statement that they would not do so unless one of the candidates asked for it.

“Should any presidential campaign in compliance with the Iowa Delegate Selection Plan request a recanvass, the IDP is prepared. In such a circumstance, the IDP will audit the paper records of report, as provided by the precinct chairs and signed by representatives of presidential campaigns. This is the official record of the Iowa Democratic caucus, and we are committed to ensuring the results accurately reflect the preference of Iowans.”

Price said that the candidate would also have to make a “credible explanation of the reasons of the request.”

Hard to believe he said that. Would your caucus being a national laughingstock disgrace qualify?

Meanwhile, the AP is refusing to pick a winner given the tight allegedly final delegate results between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

HT: Townhall