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Understanding What Went Wrong At The Iowa Caucuses

A "vote here" sign in English and Spanish on sidewalk
Paul Tuthill
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WAMC

This week’s highly anticipated Iowa Caucuses, the first voting in the months-long Democratic presidential campaign, were muddled by reporting delays. The first-in-the-nation contest instituted a new voting system this year and its rollout has been blamed for the troubles. 

Jim Hendler, a professor at RPI in Troy and a regular guest on WAMC’s Roundtable panel, is part of the Association for Computing Machinery. The group has been looking into what happened in Iowa.

Hendler spoke with WAMC’s Jim Levulis about that work.

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