AOC calls for accountability in Democrats’ Iowa Caucus debacle

Written by on February 14, 2020

The Democratic National Committee must be held responsible.

That’s the reaction from progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Yahoo News posted documents laying out the Democratic Party organization’s connection to the Shadow Inc. mobile app that tainted the count of the Feb. 4 Iowa Caucus.

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“If this reporting is correct, then there needs to be accountability at the DNC,” the New York Democrat tweeted. “Even if the DNC’s access to the tool was ‘solely for security testing’ as they claim, ProPublica found major hackable vulnerabilities almost immediately—which means they didn’t do their job.”

Yahoo obtained a copy of the contract between Shadow, Inc.—a secretive for-profit tech firm owned by the Democratic digital non-profit ACRONYM—and the Iowa Democratic Party, which was signed on Oct. 14, 2019.

“Consultant agrees to work with the DNC Services Corporation/Democratic National Committee (‘DNC’) on an on-going basis as Consultant [Shadow] develops the software,” the contract states. The app was designed for the stated goal of getting caucus results to the public more quickly.

 

 


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