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Technology Nevada Democrats said to have new 'caucus tool' to track results

04:35  11 february  2020
04:35  11 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Nevada 's caucuses will be held on Feb. 22, but that state's Democratic Party chairman has already said it won't use the Shadow app, as had apparently been the plan. "NV Dems can confidently say that what happened in the Iowa caucus last night will not happen in Nevada ," William McCurdy II wrote.

The Nevada caucuses will be held on February 22. The state party insisted at volunteer summits in Northern and Southern Nevada that the new tool was not an "app," like The Iowa Democratic Party on Saturday said the results of the review would be announced no later than 12 p.m. CT on Monday.

The Nevada Democratic party is apparently trying to avoid a repeat of the Iowa caucus chaos. The party plans to use a new "caucus tool" to help precinct chairs tabulate caucus results, CBS News reported Sunday.

a person holding a sign: The Nevada Democratic Party is apparently trying to avoid the caucus reporting issues that plagued the Iowa caucus earlier this month. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images© Provided by CNET The Nevada Democratic Party is apparently trying to avoid the caucus reporting issues that plagued the Iowa caucus earlier this month. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

The party was quick to point out during volunteer summits on Saturday that the new tool isn't an app, like the one that delayed results for days during the Iowa caucus earlier this month. Instead, precinct chairs will be given iPads disconnected from the internet with preloaded with the new tool.

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  After the meltdown at the Iowa caucuses, Democrats fear a repeat in Nevada State party leaders in Nevada say they’ll no longer use any vote-counting apps. But it’s not clear what will replace them.Voters and campaigns have become increasingly mistrustful of the caucus format since the Iowa vote and are worried that further trouble could throw the Democrats’ 2020 primary process into complete disarray. In Nevada, those fears have only deepened since the state’s Democratic Party was forced to make abrupt changes to its caucus process because it had planned to use an iPad app developed by the same company that developed the mobile application used in Iowa.

Nevada Democrats say they will not use an app for the upcoming caucus , but there is still no final plan.

Nevada Democrats expect about 90,000 people to caucus ; they expect more than half of this year’s 22 in-person caucuses . The local caucus leaders, using a second reporting app, were to have Late Saturday, the Nevada Independent reported that party officials were developing “a tool

a person holding a stop sign: The Nevada Democratic Party is apparently trying to avoid the caucus reporting issues that plagued the Iowa caucus earlier this month.© Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

The Nevada Democratic Party is apparently trying to avoid the caucus reporting issues that plagued the Iowa caucus earlier this month.

The state's Democratic Party didn't disclose the identity of the new tool's developer on Saturday but did tell summit attendees that a team of "security experts" was working with the party on the tool.

The confusion delayed the announcement of a winner in the Feb. 3 Iowa caucus, the first nominating contest of the 2020 US presidential election. Many people blame the Iowa Democratic Party for what appears to be a botched rollout of an app on such a big stage.

A company called Shadow, which describes itself as a creator of "political power for the progressive movement" was commissioned to build the Iowa caucus app. That state's party chairman said the problem was a "coding issue" with the system, which caused the app to only report partial data.

Nevada's caucuses will be held on Feb. 22, but that state's Democratic Party chairman has already said it won't use the Shadow app, as had apparently been the plan.

"NV Dems can confidently say that what happened in the Iowa caucus last night will not happen in Nevada," William McCurdy II wrote. "We will not be employing the same app or vendor used in the Iowa caucus."

The Nevada Democratic Party didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nevada Democrats in overdrive to avoid Iowa repeat .
The Nevada Democratic Party is taking dramatic steps under intense pressure to avoid the mistakes that plagued the Iowa caucuses earlier this month as tens of thousands of voters prepare to hit more than 250 caucus sites around the state on Saturday. © Getty Images Nevada Democrats in overdrive to avoid Iowa repeat After the Iowa debacle - which delayed the final results for several days and sparked widespread confusion as to who the victor was in the race - Democrats in the Silver State have set up special phone banks, dispatched hundreds of tech-knowledgeable volunteers and simplified the caucus calculating and reporting proc

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