Joe Biden is seeking to undermine and delay the results from Monday’s disastrous Iowa caucuses.
Amidst the chaos, Biden’s campaign fired off a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party, casting doubt on the results, and seeking a delay in their release.
Citing the failures of both the reporting app and the “back-up telephonic reporting system,” Biden campaign general counsel Dana Remus wrote, “We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and and opportunity to respond, before any official results are released.”
Anecdotal evidence found Biden suffering low turnout and support across the state on caucus night.
This morning, campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield continued the attack on the Iowa party, saying the campaign has “real concerns about the integrity” of the election process, adding they “can’t be confident that the results that are being reported are reflective of the votes that people cast last night.”
Before they're even released, Biden's Comms Director is questioning Iowa results
Bedingfield: "We have real concerns about the integrity" of the process and we "can't be confident that the results that are being reported are reflective of the votes that people cast last night" pic.twitter.com/dLrB7BZL9p
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) February 4, 2020
CNN is reporting that the Biden campaign may seek an injunction against the party from releasing the results:
CNN's John King reports that the Biden campaign may seek a court injunction to halt this afternoon’s release of the Iowa Caucus results.
Before the Iowa results are released, Biden's campaign is questioning the integrity of the results. pic.twitter.com/nkr83ZE5fD
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 4, 2020
John King cited sources with two rival campaigns.
Meanwhile, Pete Buttigieg has already declared victory via a tweet:
Iowa, you have shocked the nation.
By all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious. #IowaCaucuses
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 4, 2020
“Iowa, you have shocked the nation,” he said.
“By all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious.”