The firm behind the phone app that caused the absolute nightmare that is the reporting of the results of the Iowa Democratic caucus is operated by three Hillary Clinton campaign veterans.
The firm has also done business during the 2020 election cycle with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign.
Iowa Democrats intended to use the app, created by Shadow Inc., to make it easier for the state’s 1,700-odd precincts to report the results of their individual caucuses. But officials at precincts across the state reported that they had trouble operating the app and submitting the voting data.
The Iowa Democratic Party, which said that it may have the results of the caucus available by Tuesday, had kept the identity of the app creator a secret in recent weeks as cyber security experts have questioned whether the technology was vulnerable to hackers.
HuffPost, citing multiple Democratic sources and campaign finance records, reported amid the caucus chaos late Monday that Shadow Inc. was behind the app. ACRONYM, a Democrat-linked technology and campaign consulting nonprofit group, owns Shadow Inc.
Shadow Inc.’s website has scant information about the firm and its employees. But a review of social media accounts shows that three of the Washington, D.C.-based firm’s top executives worked on the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign.
Is it really surprising to ANYONE that this app was created by one of Hillary Clinton’s companies, or that that company is called “Shadow Inc.” We think she’s probably even got a company somewhere in the world called “Evil Empire Inc.” or is that Oprah…