The faulty tabulation app that is being blamed for the Iowa Democrat caucus disaster, has been connected to mysterious tech firm called Shadow Inc.
The company is run by several former members of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign and is currently searching for help to manage client relationships. The company began looking for help just hours after the chaotic Iowa caucus.
According to Breitbart News, “Little is known about the company or its investors, apart from the fact that its chief executive officer is Gerard Niemira, the former director of product for Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Also affiliated with the outfit is the former secretary of state’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, who was part of a group that tested the app ahead of Monday’s disaster.”
Breitbart continued: “Last year, Shadow was hired by the Iowa Democrat Party to create an app to improve transparency and reporting times for the first-in-the-nation caucus. Instead of improving the process, the app apparently created more trouble. On Monday, precinct chairs across Iowa’s nearly 1700 caucus districts found themselves unable to input results via the app. This failure forced the state party to conduct a “quality control” assessment of the results, delaying the final tally well after the contest had officially ended.”
A spokesperson for the Iowa Democrats explained the issue on Tuesday, saying, “While the app was recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data. We have determined that this was due to a coding issue in the reporting system.”