June 17 marks the 50th anniversary of the night when D.C. police arrested five men breaking into the Watergate hotel/office/apartment complex. The burglars were operatives of President Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign. Their mission: to tap phones and steal documents from the Democratic National Committee, which had its headquarters in the Watergate.
Vote counting in the Iowa Democrat caucus was a mess. The app built by a company aptly called “Shadow,” created results that were delayed, partially released, partially reversed, and just an epic fail. Shadow is a company created by former Hillary Clinton staffers. Caucus officials are also now refusing to correct errors on worksheets. Lesson? 1. Stay away from vote counting apps created by political operatives. 2. Phone-based voting has the potential to mess up a lot more than one primary.