‘Trump should be removed from office for promoting conspiracy theories and lies about the Iowa primary. He’s sick…’
Warning: Contains Profanity
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headline) President Donald Trump gleefully mocked Democrats over the disastrous meltdown of the Iowa caucuses, the first official vote of the election season, after an app crash resulted in delays, uncertainty, disarray and chaos.
The reaction from the rest of the Twitterverse was no less brutal.
— Brooke Siegler (@BrookeSiegler) February 4, 2020
After three years of claiming Russian stole the 2016 election and insisting that polling places fewer safeguards such as Republican supported voter-identification laws, many on the Left had to reluctantly concede defeat that their own, self-wrought negligence had created the issues.
The Iowa Caucus debacle is so insulting to the candidates, their volunteers, the caucus-goers and the DNC’s own process. Tom Perez has to resign.
— Zach Carter (@zachdcarter) February 4, 2020
Some Twitter users championed the fact that a back-up paper record existed to verify the computerized result.
Iowa serves a key purpose: reminding us we must have paper records. Despite a coding error that caused partial reporting (a problem caught before results were released) “the party has been able to verify the vote counts thru required paper documentation.” https://t.co/yoR6bfE8FH
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) February 4, 2020
The #IowaCaucas are an early warning that our voting needs to be conducted entirely via hand-marked paper ballots if we want to have an actual legitimate election in November.
— Corona Ben🆘🦠 (@benFranklin2018) February 4, 2020
Iowa isn’t a failure…it is a gift to see exactly why the WHOLE country deserves paper ballots for backup in each state & why electronic systems are not perfect & are fallible. This is a win for democracy. The press needs to relax. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucas #CaucusDay
— Kate (@feathermaven) February 4, 2020
Bernie Sanders supporters, who had anticipated a momentum-building victory, were particularly indignant about being deprived of their conclusive result.
Not gonna lie to y’all man if Bernie’s internals say he won the Iowa caucus.. he won the Iowa caucus.
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) February 4, 2020
Jimmy Dore was right about forming a new party
I was on the fence on this but he was right
— Ilhan Omar is an American Hero (@FlyThaiMMA) February 4, 2020
good morning to everyone except #MayorCheat, who can absolutely rot it in hell
— beth, purity test enthusiast (@bourgeoisalien) February 4, 2020
Hehehehe answer my riddles three, and I will release the Iowa caucus results to thee! pic.twitter.com/RGxyrNjUGx
— rob (@catholicdad420) February 4, 2020
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is being accused of cheating for bizarrely claiming he won the Iowa primary despite the results not being counted and internal results indicating Bernie Sanders won.https://t.co/nm4sxiEcVx#MayorCheat
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 4, 2020
Of course, Buttigieg wasn’t the only scapegoat. Some leftists reflexively sought to find a way to pin the blame on the president.
Trump should be removed from office for promoting conspiracy theories and lies about the Iowa primary. He’s sick.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 4, 2020
Others claimed that the shadowy left-wing group that developed the app, which was aptly named Shadow, may have orchestrated the crash or thrown the race to favor a particular outcome, reported the Huffington Post.
I have so much dirt on shadow and Pacronym and the DNC that’s been sent to me to dump out I don’t even know where to begin
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 4, 2020
Some continued, without evidence, to blame the Russians for a disinformation campaign.
Morons! #MayorCheat is trending because Russia is manipulating you idiots. Fuck all this! How are Americans this fucking stupid?
— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@EdanClay) February 4, 2020
The Russian bot and troll campaign has officially begun.
— Xavier Gonzalez Jr (@xgonjr) February 4, 2020
But for the most part, Twitter users reacted with the same wry, sardonic sense of has come to characterize the bizarre, dadaist disinformation superhighway that is the Internet, adding fuel to the already tumultuous situation.
— Slugothy (@nocturnalslug) February 4, 2020
Congratulations to the winner of the Iowa caucus pic.twitter.com/f2PFFzHQ8a
— Samantha Ruddy 👩🍳 (@samlymatters) February 4, 2020