So much for top-down systems that treat voters like cattle and allow bosses to run things with impunity … and that goes for caucuses, too. The party that has decided in large part to throw in with Socialism, Inc this cycle demonstrated that they can’t do basic math and civics in other contexts as well. As has been noted last night and this morning already, Iowa Democrats completely embarrassed themselves in their caucus operations and rendered whatever results they eventually produce all but meaningless.
Iowa Republicans, on the other hand, had a relatively good night. They managed to turn out more than 32,000 caucus-goers for a non-competitive GOP presidential primary, and even better, they managed to count the votes without incident. Donald Trump got over 97% of the vote, while the two candidates opposing him split the remainder relatively equally.
The campaign crowed over that, and ridiculed Democrats for their incompetence. It’s an easy dunk, but it’s got the virtue of truth in it as well: