Buttigieg campaign paid caucus app firm over $40,000 for software rights and services

Buttigieg campaign paid caucus app firm over $40,000 for software rights and services
Pete Buttigieg (Image: YouTube screen grab via NBC News)

[Ed. – This has Twitter all in a twit.  There’s no implication that Buttigieg is connected to the caucus app, per se.  The campaign statement is that they paid the firm for text messaging services to contact voters.]

Federal Election Commission filings reveal that Buttigieg’s campaign gave tens of thousands of dollars to Shadow on July 23, 2019, for “software rights and subscriptions.”

Shadow, a technology company that has an investor in the Democratic digital nonprofit organization ACRONYM, was also paid $60,000 over two installments by the Iowa Democratic Party to build an app to help make caucus voting easier and faster for precinct volunteers. Filings also reveal that the Nevada Democratic Party paid Shadow $58,000 for “website development.” …

Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 team, denied involvement in the voting app after Twitter users suggested he was behind the app’s development. Mook, who reportedly did have a role in preparing a video to alert campaigns of misinformation or hacking, instructed people to contact Iowa Democrats for more information on the botched results.

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