Rep. Devin Nunes weighed in on the Iowa Caucuses debacle with a partisan and uninformed "hot take." The Republican California Congressman who's very close to the White House and President Donald Trump posted a tweet suggesting Democrats didn't have a paper backup system for Monday's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.
Too bad Dem/Socialists/Media didn’t read House Republican report on the importance of using paper ballots for election security...— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes)1580827633.0
It's false to suggest there was no paper backup system. In fact, the caucus counting system is done largely on paper, and there is a paper backup system. The digital problem was reportedly with miscoding in a new app Iowa decided to use. Results are promised for later today.
"Iowa Democrats for the first time enacted a new 'preference card' system in which caucus-goers wrote down their choice for president. This created an unprecedented paper trail," Politico reports.
But as some pointed out, Rep. Nunes not only thinks Democrats didn't read a GOP report, he apparently didn't either, since he voted against an election security bill that requires paper ballot backups. The bill's sponsor is a Democrat.
@DevinNunes You voted agaisnt the election security bill. Nice try #MoosCowNunes— Elisabeth Moss (@Elisabeth Moss)1580827953.0
Fun fact: 184 house Republicans, including Nunes, voted against a bill last summer that would’ve required election… https://t.co/rIV1oA6svu— Benjamin Freed (@Benjamin Freed)1580829869.0
We literally wrote down our preference on paper ballots you turd https://t.co/wwkHMx1XXk— Matt, Dr. Bunny Keeper 🐰 (@Matt, Dr. Bunny Keeper 🐰)1580830222.0
@DevinNunes https://t.co/MucvII9u9z Senate GOP blocks three election security bills for second day ...— No one (@No one)1580829634.0
Even paranoid backbenchers like @DevinNunes want to distract attention from @GOP's unwillingness to ensure our elec… https://t.co/WSYS7vPzg1— Jim Fusilli (@Jim Fusilli)1580830237.0
@DevinNunes Your party, the corrupt and dying @gop, is refusing to engage in unanimous election security.… https://t.co/imuJXqh5Ea— Jerry McNutt (@Jerry McNutt)1580831192.0
@DevinNunes @1FreshTake Too bad you don't understand they are counting the paper "ballots" right now. It was the a… https://t.co/mQKeOAdxdn— ♎ Vicki Decker ♎ (@♎ Vicki Decker ♎)1580830634.0
Dummy, they have paper backups. https://t.co/b3WvBRzWNu— Fantastic Automatic (@Fantastic Automatic)1580829840.0