Iowa Democratic Party chief resigns after caucus mess

World / Politics Feb 13, 2020

Iowa Democratic Party chief resigns after caucus mess

The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party resigned Wednesday after the state's chaotic first-in-the-nation presidential nomination contest, calling the technology problems and questionable accuracy of the process "unacceptable." Pete Buttigieg ultimately won the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago, in a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders. ...

Desperate to defeat Trump, Democrats grapple with 'electability'

World / Politics Jan 13, 2020

Desperate to defeat Trump, Democrats grapple with 'electability'

Kristen Marttila braved subfreezing temperatures Saturday to knock on doors in Mason City, Iowa, trying to convince voters to cast their lot with Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in the state’s nominating contest on Feb. 3. Time after time, Marttila said, she heard the same ...