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In the Iowa caucus, an antiquated voting system refused to bend to technology

Caucus goers check in at a caucus at Roosevelt Hight School, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

What happens when you mix an eighteenth century voting system with twenty first century technology? Pandemonium.

Four years after a presidential election marred by allegations of fraud and foreign interference, the U.S. democratic system met with its first major mishap of the presidential campaign on Monday night when the Iowa Democratic Party delayed the release of caucus results because of a “coding issue” in the app that was supposed to record votes.

By late Tuesday, President Donald Trump, who breezed to victory in the Republican Iowa caucus, had made his case for reelection in his State of the Union address. But it was still unclear who had won the first Democratic primary contest.

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