Democratic Party chief Iowa resigns after election council chaos

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Democratic Party Chairman in Iowa announced his resignation in the wake of the primaries in that state that launched the process of selecting the party’s candidate in the presidential poll, saying that the technical defect and the doubtful accuracy of the process are “unacceptable.”

Pete Bottledidge won the polls in Iowa two weeks ago, narrowly ahead of Bernie Sanders. But the delayed results have seen a number of technical issues, and Sanders’ campaign has requested a re-verification of the votes.

“By all accounts, the election council meetings themselves were going well,” Troy Price wrote in his resignation letter.

“Democrats from all backgrounds united with the goal of defeating Donald Trump and electing a new leadership for our country,” he added.

“But there is no doubt that the process of announcing the results did not succeed. Simply, this is unacceptable,” she added.

“While my desire is to stay in this role and oversee the completion of this process, I think it is time for the Democratic Party in Iowa to start looking forward,” he added.

“Being in my current position makes it more difficult,” he said.

However, Price said the Iowa party was “not the only party to blame,” referring to other partners in the process.

In the 2020 elections, Price and his party implemented new rules aimed at ensuring more transparency and efficiency in the electoral process.

A new application was distributed to election officials to help them announce the results faster, but a “coding error” caused chaos in the process.

Democratic Party leaders meet in Iowa on Saturday to elect a temporary president.


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