I see where Rand’s bud got a pardon for the IA bribery scheme.
Never did get an answer from you insiders on how Cruz rigged the caucus in ‘16.
But I assume you’ve been busy arranging to kidnap your Governor and liberate the state?
Re: Iowa corruption
Campaigns on both sides find "the line" and cross it where they can, stakes are high, you win you get a cushy 4yr gig, you lose you go back to screwing nuts onto bolts until the next campaign. It`s all a matter of if you piss off the wrong people and get investigated, and an outsider (Trump) of course pissed off the wrong people, so those that got him there were low hanging fruit ...and any Republican candidate campaign worker was going to have an example made of them. Nothing that James Carville didn`t routinely do 10x`s worse, just he was in the in-crowd.
Here`s some Democrat laundry
In particular, two camps of very different political persuasions have suggested that the Iowa implosion was the result of a conspiracy against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The left-wing standard-bearer had been leading in the latest polls and would seem to be the most hurt by the lack of a conclusive winner. Unsurprisingly, his supporters were frustrated, and some channeled that frustration into elaborate theories about an establishment Democratic plot to stifle the senator. Some claimed that the failed app used to report votes was developed by Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager. (It wasn’t.) Others joked or earnestly argued that the Democratic National Committee had shut down the process to avoid declaring Sanders the winner. (The Iowa Democratic Party, not the DNC, is responsible for the caucus and tabulating the votes.) Some elected officials also got in on the act:
But it wasn’t just Sanders supporters who cried foul citing dubious or spurious evidence. It was also the entire organized Trump campaign and its satellites. “Still no results,” tweeted Trump 2020 national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “Dems rigging it at the Iowa caucuses!” The claim was echoed by President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale, who wrote, “Quality control = rigged?” Both of Trump’s elder sons joined in. “Mark my words, they are rigging this thing,” declared Eric Trump. “The fix is in … AGAIN,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr., “And we get to watch it play out on live TV.” He also retweeted the pro-Trump commentator and co-founder of the Federalist, Sean Davis, who proclaimed, “They stole Iowa from Bernie Sanders in 2016 and they’re going to try and do it again in 2020.” Some of Trump’s most fervent elected backers also entered the fray (sometimes broadening the alleged conspiracy to include the editors of the Des Moines Register, which had spiked its heavily anticipated final pre-caucus poll on Saturday night because of methodological errors):
Re: Iowa corruption
I know talking about "coups" and "dear leaders" makes good fodder for posting. But martial law to keep Dennison in another 4 years??? This isn`t some "Duck Soup" comedy movie about country with a few thousand peasant population. The best trick ever played was the devil convincing everyone that he doesn`t exist and the best coup was stealing an election with a "counting machine" that gave Biden 113% and Trump 87% of their ballots and destroyed the "evidence" as it counted and courts the wiggle room to say "where`s the evidence?? i`m not even hearing the case!". That`s how you conduct a successful COUP in the 21st century!