Pete Buttigieg is being accused of cheating, and on top of that, dubious coin flips helped hand the South Bend Mayor more delegates in Iowa.
Buttigieg is receiving a lot of backlash for declaring victory despite votes not being counted due to a “reporting issue.”
To make matters worse, the app used to tally up the votes is owned by a parent company which is owned by a Buttigieg supporter.
However, another method of deciding delegates also has everyone questioning everything – coil flips.
Breaking delegate ties by a coin flip is not new, but the video below has caused concern.
The person flipping the coin in the video below appears to catch it awkwardly, take a peek then flip the coin over before immediately declaring “heads” to give Buttigieg the delegate.
Another clip shows Pete Buttigieg winning a delegate on a coin flip to defeat Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
This didn’t go down well…
Coin tosses shouldn’t be the deciding factor of an election. Like “oh… it’s a tie… let’s just flip a coin to see if Hillary or Donald should be president. Oops tails… looks like we get Donald.” That is not Democracy. Coins should not decide elections. https://t.co/SjlPk7kO9h— CJ Berina for Congress (@CJ4Congress2020) February 4, 2020
How we choose presidents:— Arlen “end caucuses” Parsa (@arlenparsa) February 4, 2020
1. Start with a very unrepresentative state
2. Discourage almost all the voters from showing up
3. Make people sit on floors & yell at each other
4. Eliminate candidates based on an arbitrary 15% threshold
4. If there is a tie, flip a coin. really!
More at #MayorCheat.
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