This was what Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price said over the summer:
“Just know this: on February 3rd of 2020, caucuses will take place in this state. We will be first. And they will be, without a doubt, the most successful caucuses in our party’s history.”
It’s already old news that the Democratic primaries got off to a start for the history books, for all the wrong reasons. The embarrassment of the botched vote tallying system, followed by days of uncertainty, accusations of foul play and calls for a recount was about as inauspicious as you could get.
IDP Chair Troy Price answers question about why the party can’t change mathematical problems on the caucus night worksheets in the results: pic.twitter.com/o8z0dV9bcO
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) February 10, 2020
But Price – or the laws of physics – wanted to make sure we could visualize just how embarrassing the moment was for party officials.
Addressing reporters at a press conference this week, Price watched as the sign fell off the podium from which he spoke. Unable to muster even a word to make light of the mishap, he gestured helplessly and went on explaining why they can’t address one of the many problems with the vote count.