George McFly is laughing heartily over Hillary Clinton claiming to have won the Iowa caucuses. However, what will make you laugh even louder that McFly is reading some of the bizarre voter irregularities chronicled by the Des Moines Register. Want a laugh? The one vote made in an Iowa precinct was cast for Bernie Sanders but was recorded as a Hillary vote. There are many other such laughs but first let us laugh along with George McFly.
Here is the bellylaugh from the one vote precinct in Iowa:
Keane Schwarz is certain he knows the outcome of the vote in his precinct: He was the lone caucusgoer in Woodbury County No. 43.
But the Iowa Democratic Party's final results state that Hillary Clinton won one county delegate and Bernie Sanders received zero.
"I voted for Bernie," Schwarz, 36, of Oto, told The Des Moines Register. “It was really suspicious … I’m actually pretty irate about it.”
This is also something that will keep George McFly in stitches:
Several caucusgoers told the Register they thought Sanders had been shorted county delegates, including in Knoxville No. 3.
A total of 110 people were present for the final vote, and the count was 58 people for Sanders and 52 people for Clinton — which amounted to five county delegates for Sanders and four for Clinton, said Lonnie McCombs, a 59-year-old Knoxville Democrat who is retired from careers in the military and in manufacturing.
“That’s how it was recorded,” said McCombs, a Sanders backer.
But when the Knoxville Journal Express newspaper posted the Democratic Party’s official results, it showed Knoxville No. 3 results as Clinton with five county delegates and Sanders with four.
One more laugh for the road:
Debra Langguth, who lives in Cedar Rapids No. 9, said the precinct’s four delegates split evenly between Sanders and Clinton, who won by just one person's vote.
The problem, she said, was that 131 people signed in at the beginning of the caucus but two separate head counts showed that 136 people voted.
“No steps were ever taken to find out who these extra five people were. They could have had everyone step to one side of the room, and go to the other side as their names were read off the registration list,” Langguth said. “Who knows if these people were even registered to vote in our district.”
Exit question: Will George McFly laugh just as hard when we go Back to the Future to the New Hampshire primary results in a couple of days?