Draft of IDP Caucus Review Plan Raises Questions

By Brian McLain

A draft copy of the Iowa Democratic Party Caucus Review Plan was obtained through an anonymous source earlier this afternoon. This plan is meant to detail the steps that will be taken to establish an independent review of what went wrong in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Caucuses.

The overall scope of the review looks fairly cut and dry, but then we get to those who will be charged with conducting the review. Bonnie Campbell, a former Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party and former Iowa Democratic Party Attorney Nick Klinefeldt. The Plan details that, upon approval by the Party’s State Central Committee, Campbell and Klinefeldt will essentially receive a no-bid contract to the tune of $50,000.

In short, it appears that the Iowa Democratic Party is issuing a no-bid contract to Party insiders to investigate problems that occurred when the Party issued a no-bid contract to a party insider.

This is hardly an arrangement that would result in the trust that the Party has been struggling to rebuild after the Caucus debacle that has resulted in uncertain results of the State’s most important political event and the resignation of the Party Chair, Troy Price, on Wednesday.

A copy of the plan can be found below

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