The Democrats have lost 2020 before the race has even begun.
Their shocking mistakes are pushing half the party towards open revolt.
A top Democrat won a scandalous victory that is splitting the party in two.
The Democrats have decided to try and repeat every mistake that they made in 2016.
Back in 2016, Hillary Clinton won a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders in Iowa.
The Guardian said the 2016 Iowa caucus was a “disorganized process that lent itself to chaos and conspiracy theories.”
For Bernie Sanders’ supporters, it looked as if the Democratic leadership may have rigged the system to give Hillary Clinton an edge over Bernie Sanders.
Leaked emails from the DNC leadership later showed that they were in fact trying to keep Bernie Sanders down.
History seems to be repeating itself.
The exact same thing happened again in Iowa, only this time it’s worse.
Bernie Sanders got 6,000 more votes and yet the Democrats declared Pete Buttigieg the winner.
According to the Daily Caller:
Sanders led the field in terms of raw votes, but caucus rules gave Buttigieg a slight lead in terms of the number of delegates.
The Associated Press, The New York Times and NBC News declined to declare a winner following the Iowa Democratic Party’s update, citing numerous errors since the caucuses were held six days previously.
The results were initially delayed because of a glitch in a phone app that IDP planned to use to make it easier to report votes from the state’s 1,765 precincts. The New York Times also reported tabulation errors at dozens of precincts.
Both Sanders and Buttigieg declared victory in the caucuses. Sanders has cited his win in terms of raw votes, while Buttigieg is pointing to his slight edge in terms of delegates.
The question going forward is whether the Democrats’ leadership and the Bernie supporters will be able to merge in a meaningful way.
If Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, a lot of big donors may think twice about supporting a candidate who won’t fire a field organizer that said, “[The] greatest way to break a f***ing billionaire of their privilege and their idea that they’re superior: Go and break rocks for 12 hours a day. You’re now a working-class person, and you’re gonna f***ing learn what that means, right?”
If Bernie Sanders isn’t the nominee then the candidate will have to try and woo disillusioned voters back into the Democrats’ camp. That will be harder to do than in 2016 when 10% of Bernie voters voted for Trump in the general election.
The real winner of the Iowa caucus was Donald Trump.
The Democrats are fumbling, trying to find a vision that can compete with the America that Trump has built in the last four years.
Bernie Sanders would be dangerous, the other Democrats are weak, and most Americans know that they are doing better under Trump which is why Trump is poised to win in 2020.