The Iowa caucuses’ storied history of voting glitches and problems

A long history of glitches and problems will haunt the Iowa caucuses when they open on Jan. 15, for the state has made a mess of them in several recent election cycles.

For at least three straight presidential races — 2012, 2016, and 2020 — there was confusion over who had won the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Former President Donald Trump even claimed there was fraud when he lost the caucuses in 2016 to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his first White House bid.

In his third presidential run, there will be much pressure for the Iowa Republican Party to declare a definitive winner between Trump, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Vivek Ramaswamy or risk not just the ire of the former president but the delegitimizing of the entire
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