The row over Iowa moves up another notch
For those like me who are battling with Betfair over the Iowa caucus outome I’ve now dug up what could be helpful evidence.
Betfair is claiming that the statement on election night by Matt Strawn, the Chairman of the Iowa Republican party, was the official announcement and that their pay-out decision was based on that.
I have now dug out the Strawn statement to reporters which included this key qualification which I think makes it clear that this was not the official announcement. After setting out what the then current numbers were he went on to say:-
“..Under party rules each country has two weeks to send a certified form E with the results of each precinct in their county to Republican headquarters. So within two weeks the Republican party of Iowa will have the final certified results of the Iowa caucuses.”
That makes it very clear that the provisional numbers announced that night were not the official result.
Best of luck to all those who are fighting this.
Mike Smithson @MikeSmithsonOGH