A campaign started by trolls on 4chan sought to clog the phones line of the Iowa Democratic party on the night of the caucus.
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By Matt Binder2020-02-06 08:56:48 -0800
As the public still waits for the full results from Monday’s Iowa caucus, it at least now knows more about what contributed to the fallout. We already knew a few of the major factors: a historically chaotic process combined with a new yet app.
Now, we know of another contributor to the mayhem: Trump-supporting 4chan trolls.
Throughout Monday night’s caucuses, precinct chairs in Iowa issues with the app that was deployed this year to count votes and report the results to the state party. Following the app meltdown, officials tried to call the results in by phone but had trouble getting through to the party and were often met with long wait times.