Missouri Democratic Party responds to Iowa Caucus debacle

After the Iowa Democratic Party ran into difficulties reporting the results of its caucuses, the Missouri Democratic Party issued a statement to clarify how delegates are allocated in Missouri.

“Missouri has used a Presidential Preference Primary since legislation was passed in 1998 to allocate its delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The results of the March 10 Presidential Preference Primary are binding and have national ramifications,” the Missouri Democratic Party stated.

“Questions on how elections are run should be referred to Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. We urge Secretary Ashcroft to ensure all county election authorities are properly trained, that polling locations are well advertised, and that we, as a state, do more to increase participation in our Democratic process by eliminating onerous identification and absentee voting requirements. We expect great turnout on March 10 and ask that the secretary of state, the legislature, and county election authorities do all that is in their power to ensure fair and accurate results are produced in a timely manner.”

Actually, the party statement referred to “the great State of Missouri,” a sly pun on President Trump first congratulating the “Great State of Kansas” on the Super Bowl victory of the Kansas City Chiefs, and then congratulating the “Great State of Missouri.” The Kansas City Chiefs play football in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Kansas is an independent city in a different, although neighboring, state.

For more information on the Missouri Democratic Party’s Delegate Selection Plan, visit https://missouridemocrats.org/2020-2/

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