Heads always roll after something like this. For a while it was Tom Perez’ head that was called for on a platter. Instead we have Troy Price, Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. Axios:
Why it matters: Results from last week’s caucuses were delayed due to software failures and issues with vote calculations, leading to calls for an independent investigation and requests by the Buttigieg and Sanders campaigns for a partial recanvass.
What he’s saying:
While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it is time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward, and my presence in my current role makes that more difficult. Therefore, I will resign as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party effective upon the election of my replacement— Letter from Price to Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee
This is the first of what may be more extensive changes in Iowa, and perhaps changes in how the Iowa caucus itself is done. It was widely suggested after last week’s events, which were characterized by many as a “debacle” that 1. An entirely different software company be contracted with and more importantly, 2. that the Iowa caucus should not lead the nation as a precursor to the primary process, because Iowa is not representative of either the country or the Democratic party, demographically speaking.