Morning Greatness: Still No Answers About the Iowa Caucus

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president delivers remarks at the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • President Trump delivers remarks at the Republican Governors Association Finance Dinner in Washington D.C.

Iowa Caucus remains a dumpster fire

Who won the Iowa caucus? We may never know. The AP has announced it cannot determine a winner. “The Associated Press calls a race when there is a clear indication of a winner. Because of a tight margin between former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders and the irregularities in this year’s caucus process, it is not possible to determine a winner at this point,” said Sally Buzbee, the AP’s senior vice president and executive editor.

And it gets worse. Tom Perez, chair of the DNC, has called for a complete recanvass of the results. “Enough is enough. In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass,” Perez tweeted early Thursday afternoon.

The Hill explains a recanvas is “a hand audit of caucus math worksheets and reporting forms to ensure they were properly tallied and reported.”

Isn’t it a bit too late? Sure, Iowa needs to know for its state conventions but the opportunity for a campaign boost and bragging rights has passed, the New Hampshire primary is a few days away. What a disaster for the Democrats. If the purpose was to blunt Bernie Sanders’ momentum, well done.

AP unable to declare winner in Iowa caucuses
Iowa Dems release ‘100 percent’ of caucus vote totals showing Buttigieg ahead, amid calls for recanvass
DNC chair calls on Iowa Democratic Party to begin recanvass of caucus results
Six women of color leave Warren campaign in Nevada: report
Buttigieg surges in poll ahead of New Hampshire primary
‘White male privilege’: Top N.H. women fume over Buttigieg’s Iowa speech
Bernie Sanders declares ‘decisive victory’ in Iowa caucuses, rips results reporting ‘screw-up’
Prank callers and internet trolls sought to sow chaos on Iowa caucus night
Andrew Yang reportedly fires dozens of staffers after Iowa caucus

Trump celebrates his acquittal

Yesterday, the president performed at the White House open mic night where he celebrated his acquittal and thanked those people who supported him during the impeachment charade. The media was horrified by Trump’s victory lap, but they always are. Did they think Trump would come out and apologize?

So what’s next? “We will continue to do our oversight to protect and defend the Constitution,” Ms. Pelosi said. “We really haven’t made any decisions yet,” Mr. Schiff said. Buckle up tight, I’m sure they are cooking something up.

Bye, jerk. Key impeachment witness Alexander Vindman expects to leave White House post in coming weeks, source says
Wait, what? Pelosi has ‘no plans right now’ to seek John Bolton subpoena
Senators push for new rules now that Trump impeachment battle is over
Who cares? Swalwell to release book giving ‘inside account’ of Trump’s impeachment
Trump’s impeachment revenge list starts with Mitt Romney

Other morsels:
U.S. appeals court will not reconsider net neutrality repeal ruling
Trump halts support for Yucca Mountain, Nevada nuclear waste dump
2020 Gallup Poll Shows New High In American Personal Satisfaction
House Democrats drowning GOP in money chase
Chernobyl shocker as fungi that eats radiation found inside nuclear reactor
Dr. Marc Siegel claims there are ‘probably close to 100,000’ coronavirus cases in China
Wuhan hospital announces death of whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang
Betsy DeVos will personally fund scholarship Trump awarded to fourth-grader at the State of the Union
ACLU sues ICE over search warrants in Dallas-area raid
White House asks scientists to investigate origins of coronavirus
Leader of al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen killed in US operation: White House
National firestorm on horizon as states consider criminalizing transgender treatments for youths

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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