#6 Iowa Caucus and 2016 Election Update

In the first of what will be many election based episodes, we discuss the Iowa Caucus and the current state of the 2016 US presidential election. Will the superdelagates stop the populist uprising rocking both parties?

DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded on Saturday, 1/30/15, before the final votes were cast in the Iowa Caucus. We are aware of the results and what has transpired since then, and we’ll go into more detail in the show notes below.

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What the hell IS a Caucus anyway?

Confused? You’re not alone. This video breaks down in a easily digestible video the bizarre customs of Iowa voters.

In the Democratic Party, there are some delagates called “Superdelagates”. In the Republican Party they called “Undecided” Delegates. These individuals have, in theory, the ability to turn the entire democratic process on its’ head:

 

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Conspiracy Alert: Did Ted Cruz’ campaign spread disinformation to tip the balance in their favor?

The day of the Iowa Caucus, CNN reported that Republican candidate Ben Carson had suspended his campaign.

Unfortunately for CNN, this wasn’t true.

 

Some have speculated that Ted Cruz willfully dispersed false information about Carson dropping out, so he could siphon his former supporters toward himself and tip the caucus in his favor.

Marco Rubio coming in 3rd is also suspicous, since nobody saw that coming, and Microsoft, which designed the software used to count the votes, also contributed to his campaign.

Illustration by http://www.grrrgraphics.com

Illustration by Grrrgraphics

Marco is clearly being groomed as the new Establishment™ candidate of choice since poor Jeb has failed them.

But it wasn’t just candidates with simian-sized ears engaged in monkey bussiness in Iowa. Hilliary Clinton aparently won by six precincts via COIN TOSS.

You’re more likely to be struck by lightening on the moon than win six coin tossess in a row, but what do we know? We’re just a bunch of crazy conspiracy theorists.

Even all those shenanigans, she only beat Bernie Sanders by THREE TENTHS OF A PERCENT. (49.9% vs 49.6%).

Since they didn’t actually recount them, who the hell knows whether she really “won” those precincts?

It’s clear the Elites are getting uneasy with all the proles waking up and voting for anti-establishment, populist candidates.

We’ll see how this plays out in New Hampshire.

 

What do you think happened in Iowa? Where’s the election headed? Let us know in the comments below!

-J.DeMarco

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