3 Fs, 5 Bs FOR LINN COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE & RPI CAUCUS PERFORMANCE
Greetings, Republican Party of Iowa (RPI), Linn County Republican Central Committee (LCRCC) Officials and all—
Many hard working volunteers worked to overcome LCRCC mismanagement and operated at least 50% of the precinct caucuses satisfactorily. The others operated well enough not to jeopardize the Iowa caucus. Unfortunately, the caucus at the Double Tree in downtown Cedar Rapids experienced the Report Card’s reported problems that caused low LCRCC grades in the table below.
Had the LCRCC and RPI chairs paid timely heed to Iowalive’s Report Card warnings, the Double Tree mess shown in this video could have been avoided. https://www.facebook.com/Iowa-Conservative-Union-254283084588635/ But had the LCRCC chair gotten her way, more would have been forced to caucus at the Double Tree--creating a large scale disaster.
And the Report Card regularly warned her of record crowds. A high turnout is a lame excuse for problems encountered at some caucus sites.
Thank goodness the mess at the Double Tree did not rise to national TV reporting levels. And it won’t be reported in local media for obvious reasons. But that too could change as folks decide not to suffer in silence. You can expect a post on website http://www.angelfire.com/ky/kentuckydan/HotIssues/ that reports some details.
A special thanks to RPI staffers Adam Wachholz and Jessie Jordan for their outstanding last minute efforts to mitigate Linn County Republican leadership's mess. It would have been much worse without their help!!!
Kudos to Microsoft for providing the app that successfully compiled and reported caucus votes!! It avoided expected problems and likely saved the first-in-the-nation caucus for Iowa!
The grade point for overall LCRCC precincts’ caucus performance is 1.4.
REPORT CARD FOR LCRCC CAUCUS PERFORMANCE
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