The app that broke the Iowa Caucuses was sent out through an Android test platform

Democrats Caucus In Iowa As The 2020 Presidential Nominating Process Begins

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The mobile software developed to tally votes in the Iowa Democratic caucus yesterday has taken center stage in an ongoing controversy over who exactly created it and why it was deployed in such a sloppy state. Now, thanks to Motherboard, we know what the app looks like, and the error screens that specific precinct leaders encountered as they attempted to call in vote totals last night.

The app was created by a company called Shadow Inc., a for-profit software firm that says its mission is to “build political power for the progressive movement by developing affordable and easy-to-use tools for teams and budgets of any size.”

The New York Times reported that many precinct chiefs had trouble simply downloading the app, and Motherboard’s…

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