The DNC’s move to scrap the virtual group meetings spark new party tensions

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To allow to recommend a move Friday by the Democratic National Committee’s scrapping of plans by some member States, virtual, telephonic group meetings in the year 2020 due to safety concerns, pushback from some States, and at least one presidential campaign is facing.

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro hit the news, charging that the DNC-“is to move an affront to the principles of our democracy.”

Troy price, democratic party Chairman in Iowa – the state of the first votes in the presidential nomination calendar was more diplomatic. He said in a statement “we are naturally disappointed with this result.”


Iowa Democratic party announced earlier this summer that she would vote for the first time, so people throw their group, on the phone to show next February, in addition to the traditional way of the local caucus meetings. Iowa came through Nevada, a caucus is holding and is the third state to vote in the primaries and Caucasus.

The two States were meetings to expand the try to follow a national party, the mandate, the participation in the group, especially for night-shift workers and people with disabilities, the critics of the parliamentary parties have long said, blocking the process.

To praised of the time, DNC ChairmanTom Perez, the two States for their efforts, and the national party’s powerful rules and bylaws Committee is given, Iowa, and Nevada-due to – but not final approval.

But things began to unravel for both States this month, with rising concerns that the hacking of some national party officials, that the technology for the virtual Caucasus could to.

Democratic sources confirm to Fox News that serious concerns were raised last week in a closed-door meeting of the rules and bylaws Committee during the DNC’s annual summer meeting.

On Friday, Perez and the two co-chairs of the rules and statutes Committee announced that they recommend to the full committee “, the virtual conference systems, which are not used, the Iowa, and Nevada 2020 caucus processes.”

They were stressed, according to a memo from the DNC’s technology and security teams, that “there are no tele-caucus-system that is sufficiently secure and reliable.”

DNC leaders are particularly worried sensitive for security, after the party has been hacked by Russian agents in the election of 2016 cycle.

If the rules and bylaws Committee votes to officially prevent, Iowa and Nevada from moving forward with your virtual caucus plans, it would leave two key early voting States of America and the national party to come in a short period of time with alternative plans for the expansion of the caucus-voters in the February contests, which is less than six months.

The price of the Iowa Democratic party Chairman, said that “even though only five months remain before the group sessions, we will examine what alternatives there are to increase to be sure, the accessibility of earlier years, as the time allowed.”

Castro, the former San Antonio, Texas, mayor, and later served as housing and urban development Secretary during the administration of President Barack Obama’s second term, acknowledged that “the protection of the integrity of our elections is important to us.”


But he argues that “with only 157 days until the Iowa caucus, the DNC-feet-has a severe disservice to the democratic voters and the principle of a fair, accurate, and unburdensome primary or caucus.”

The DNC has already been severely criticized in recent weeks by many of the lower classes, Democratic presidential candidate, the third round of the primary debates over their fundraising and polling threshold values of the stage next month in order to qualify for the showdown.

Apparently aware that it would take more incoming fire on this recent decision, the party forwarded to political reporters a statement on Friday afternoon by Sen. Ron Wyden from Oregon, who supports the DNC move.

“One of the biggest lessons is starting in 2016, the election of officers, and parties must make cybersecurity a crucial criterion for every decision in our electoral process,” wrote Wyden. “The DNC is to do the right thing and insist on strong security measures for voters, the caucus at home. Intelligence officials have made it clear that the foreign governments to take advantage of insecure technology in our democracy.”

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