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Democrats' blunders help create favorable winds for Trump

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Are we watching a great political party commit suicide?

For more than a year, Democratic candidates — up to 26 of them at one point -- have been crisscrossing Iowa’s 99 counties, seeking votes in Iowa’s precinct caucuses.

They were duly held last night. But the Iowa Democratic party has not announced any results, and none are expected until tonight -- a software glitch, we’re told. But what does that say about the party’s competence and judgment? Why not just use pencil and paper and adding machines with tape?

That would be too easy. Iowa’s Democratic caucuses, established in 1972 to boost dovish candidates, had a complex system of re-grouping supporters of candidates with less than 15 percent and reporting not votes but state convention delegate-equivalents.

Bernie Sanders' supporters protested four years ago when the Iowa party announced Hillary Clinton had beaten him by a tiny number of delegate-equivalents, even though more caucus-goers may have actually backed Sanders. This year, the party agreed to provide three versions of the results, including the number of attendees for each candidate. So far, it’s produced nothing.

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