Iowa Caucus fallout: #MicrosoftRubioFraud goes viral

Iowa Caucus fallout: #MicrosoftRubioFraud goes viral

Anonymous image boards like ( and some news outlets are reporting discrepancies and potential voter fraud or mischief that render the Iowa Caucus outcome as, at best, inaccurate.

A Twitter campaign with the hashtag #MicrosoftRubioFraud began after what appeared to be a skewed voter outcome– which did not reflect, even closely, the combined results of all of the polls conducted on February 1:

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Skeptics claim that Microsoft Corporation‘s providing the technology to count the Iowa caucus votes was not a coincidence. Microsoft is one of, if not the largest, financial donor to GOP presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio. The company is also one of the biggest financial backers of the effort to increase the entry of foreign nationals into the U.S. to replace American workers as a cost-cutting meaure.

Rubio advocates the same policies as his political donor, even arguing that foreign workers are better because “American college graduates can’t do the work.”

#MicrosoftRubioFraud tweets claim that Microsoft altered votes to tally a totally false outcome. USA Today also reported that Microsoft was having “technical difficulties.” In some areas the voting app failed.


However, others point to the Emerson College poll also released on February 1, which put GOP candidates Donald Trump at 27%, Ted Cruz at 26%, and Rubio at 22%.


Still, Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders also reported that caucus results from 90 precincts are missing.

Among the questions that now loom are:

  • Is there any merit to this Twitter campaign?
  • Were votes misrepresented, erased, and/or falsified?
  • Will there be another vote?
  • Is this a Twitter hoax or a warning of high tech fraud?

Stay tuned for answers.

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Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is senior editor for She has written for the Washington Times, Newsday, Western Journalism, Townhall, and the Christian Post. Her syndicated show, "America's Betrayal," can be heard on Conservative Review Radio and WAAR.


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