Democracy 2020-Digest: Nevada Dems are scrambling to avoid a repeat of the Iowa caucus debacle

nearvideo growing concerns about Nevada group meetings the following Iowa chaos

Nevada Democrats rely on phone-based system instead of Google-form for reporting the results; Fox News correspondent Jacqui Heinrich reports.

LAS VEGAS-On the eve of Nevada’s presidential-parliamentary parties, the state Democratic party plans to be abandoned, use a Google report of application, the results of their group meetings Saturday.

Instead, the state party said on Friday, it rely on the traditional reporting by telephone amid fears of tech-problems, which led to a reporting debacle earlier this month in the Iowa Caucasus.

Nevada Democratic party executive director, Alana Mounce, explained the reporting process in a memo sent to the presidential campaigns.


“After your pedestrian group meetings close, the precinct chairs to call a hotline to secure a photo of your group reporting sheet to the contract state employees with a well-established MMS reporting hub to report their results to a trained operator to be sent by SMS, and then they return, their group reporting sheets and other materials that Lead to your site,” the memo read.

The memo was first reported by The New York Times.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) expressed confidence in the plan in a statement Friday.

“Nevada Democrats have important experiences from Iowa, and we are confident that you are implementing these best practices in the preparation,” said Xochitl Hinojosa, a DNC spokeswoman. “We have sent staff to help you on the line, from the technical support of volunteer recruitment.”

Nevada Democrats were originally an app from the same developer who uses the app, in Iowa, led to the widespread chaos and the three-day delay in reporting the complete results. But Nevada Democrats to scrap the plan, after the debacle in Iowa.


The state party then turned to an off-the-shelf Google Forms application loaded onto iPads, which would distribute them to caucus, the officers and volunteers of the district.

The Google Forms application will still be used, the number of the raw-vote totals and delegates won by the candidates, together with a paper backup. But the party decided on Friday to scrap with the Google Forms application transmits the data to the party-Central.

The group of precinct chairs are now. the results by the choice of a hotline and the provision of a secret passcode Then the chairs are required to text a photo of your reporting sheet-Nevada Democratic party officials — and, finally, hand in a physical copy of the reporting sheet.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren expressed concerns.

Speaking to reporters on Friday in the activities in Las Vegas, the presidential candidate from Massachusetts, said of advertising: “I think everyone is affected, and wants to see everything will go well tomorrow. And I very much hope that it is counted no technical glitches, anyone can get out of their group and their group votes.”

The Nevada democratic party is holding a group training for precinct volunteer at Silverado High School in Las Vegas, NEVADA. on Feb. 21, 2020

The state party with the support of the DNC has been holding training sessions all week for the volunteers.

At a training on Friday on the Silverado High School in Las Vegas, caucus volunteers Tom Harrison in the vicinity of Henderson Fox News said he was, “because I just want to get as much training as I can, because I think the headlights are a little hot on Friday.”

Another volunteer-Wendy Linow Henderson was not confident that Iowa’s meltdown “happened here.”

Fox News spoke with the volunteers, before the news came that the state is party to the issues, caucus site leader to sign non-disclosure forms that would prohibit them from speaking with reporters and others in the media. The state party said that it will require a common practice for you, that volunteers sign non-disclosure agreements, because of their access to strategic data.

Buttigieg predicts ‘fantastic’ caucus finish

A self-conscious Pete Buttigieg predicted on Friday that “I think we have a lot to celebrate tomorrow.”

The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor – speaks to supporters at a campaign field office in the North-Eastern part of Las Vegas – said that “I think tomorrow will be a fantastic day.”

The a time, the longest of long shots for the nomination of holds on the smallest edges on sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the results of this month’s Iowa Caucasus remain controversial. And Buttigieg finished a close second to Sanders in last week’s primary in New Hampshire.

Buttigieg said the volunteers, the choice of advertising and door-knocking for his campaign, that “the people still make their heads. It all depends on making sure that we can reach you. Not everyone is after this thing for a whole year. Some people are just tuning in.”

Biden, in Las Vegas, says: “that looks like America’

After the disappointing fourth and fifth place finishes in the predominantly white States of Iowa and New Hampshire, former Vice-President Joe Biden and his campaign no secret of the fact that they were looking forward to the more diverse electorate in Nevada, in South Carolina, and the March 3 Super-Tuesday-States.

The former Vice-President hammered that during a campaign event in Las Vegas on the eve of the Nevada Caucuses.

“Look, this campaign is really just getting started. We are finally in a place where there are people that make the country look like the Land. There are good people in Iowa and New Hampshire, but that looks like America,” Biden said.

The one-time frontrunner in the democratic presidential nomination race with a lot of work to a precinct captain training at the International Alliance of theatrical stage employees in Las Vegas headquarters.

Biden told, – stressed the union-workers, “you are the key to the growth of this country, and I promise you, I promise you, you will not regret supporting me.”

Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich, Andres del Aguila, and Madeleine helped Rivera to this report.

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