The smartphone app entrusted with detailing the results of the Iowa meeting, crashed, delaying the results of the significant primary count in choosing a Democratic candidate for United states president.
The result of the Iowa meeting was supposed to be transmitted by smartphone applications from delegates over the state on Monday, but shortly before the expected result, a “quality control” problem was discovered.
Mandy McClure, representative of Iowa Democrats, said, “We found inconsistencies in the presentation of the three result sets.” “Additionally, the tech systems are used to compile the results tables, we also use photographs of the results and a paper trace to evaluate that all the results are the same and to ensure the confidence and accuracy in the numbers that we report,” said McClure. “The baseline data and the paper footprint are reliable, and further reporting on the results will just take time,” she said.
An NPR report released in January said the smartphone app was designed to save time in result reporting, but it eliminated the trend of using smartphones in the voting process when there are concerns that voting machines and other infrastructure elections fear hacking vulnerability. Concerns were expressed about the security of the application, whose developer has not yet been named, and its security methods, fearing that this would help hackers to penetrate the system.
But, as reported, the application was described as buggy and problematic several hours before the final results were to be named.
Iowa is an important first round of voting to nominate a Democratic candidate for president. The final candidate will be selected later this year to run against Republican candidate president Donald Trump.