Top Democrat calls for audit of Iowa caucuses as problems delay final tally
Thursday, 6 February 2020 Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday called for an audit of the Iowa caucuses after an array of problems delayed results from the party's first 2020 presidential nominating contest and created uncertainty about their accuracy.
Rapper and business mogul Kanye West has provided more details about his surprise bid for the presidency. In an interview with Forbes West said that he was OK taking Black voters from Democratic candidate Joe Biden. "To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy," West told Forbes. He said that though he no longer supports President Donald Trump, he would not run against him as a Republican.
[NFA] Data on the small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) seemed to confirm worries among Democrats and watchdog groups that in addition to mom-and-pop shops, the funds went to well-heeled and politically-connected companies. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
c/o the Biden campaign Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is introducing a new set of fonts, Decimal and Mercury, to be used "across campaign content like graphics, video, and more." The presumptive Democratic nominee has tapped Hoefler & Co., a legendary typeface company featured in a Netflix documentary and behind many of the country's most storied brands. Hoefler & Co. have done typefaces for the Obamas, Rolling Stone, Twitter, Tiffany & Co., the Guggenheim, Condé Nast and Nike.
In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later. However, Republican-aligned groups have put out zip, zilch, nada. Zero. That's a very bad ratio for Republicans. It hasn't always been that way, though.
Smithfield Foods is missing about a third of its employees at a South Dakota pork plant because they are quarantined or afraid to return to work after a severe coronavirus outbreak, according to the workers’ union. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on millions of people. It's led to the death of millions of animals, too. As supply chains have broken down due to nationwide closures of slaughterhouses, schools and restaurants, farms have had to 'liquidate' their livestock. But according to HuffPost, one Iowa chicken farmer decided to offer his chickens up to the public for free adoption before striking the final blow.
Tyson Foods will temporarily close an Iowa pork plant due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes a month after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered slaughterhouses to stay open. The closing of the plant was announced after 555 employees or 22% of the workforce tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement by Tyson, they will stop slaughtering hogs at the facility over the next two days.
Protesters gathered to demand the shutdown of the Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon, California on Thursday, where a coronavirus outbreak has infected over 150 people and counting. Ryan Brooks reports.
Americans sunbathed on beaches and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Dignam has more.
On Wednesday, Democrats said they will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee. Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person. According to Business Insider it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant in-person audience there to see him accept the nomination. The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that official business will take place virtually. Delegates are being asked not to travel to Milwaukee.
The New York Times reports that Democrat Joe Biden is lagging behind Donald Trump in fundraising. How bad is it for Biden and the DNC? According to the Times they could raise almost $1 million every single day between now and November, and he would still barely catch up to what President Trump. Trump and the GOP are almost $200-million ahead of Biden. The magnitude of Trump’s financial lead outs a lot of pressure on Biden.
The Iowa Democratic Party announced their final results after a recanvass of targeted precincts from its caucuses. Pete Buttigieg held a narrow state delegate equivalent lead over Bernie Sanders with..
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass of the Iowa caucuses after an array of problems delayed results from the party’s first 2020 presidential nominating..
It's been two days since the Iowa caucuses, the first official primary that will whittle down the still-crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Thanks to technical problems, however, we're..