The dark-money group behind the app that caused delays and widespread outrage at the Iowa caucuses received funding from presidential candidate Tom Steyer's and Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) political action committees, as well as a host of liberal billionaires.
Democrat establishment angst over a possible Bernie win is well known and major players in the party have been working behind the scenes to stop him at "previously undisclosed Democratic dinners in New York and Washington organized by the longtime party financier Bernard Schwartz," according to a 2019 New York Times article.
"The gatherings have included scores from the moderate or center-left wing of the party, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California; Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader; former Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., himself a presidential candidate; and the president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden."
Granted, there's nothing wrong with rich Democrats throwing parties, or Buttigieg attending them, even if the agenda is to plot against Bernie. It's certainly not a ‘good look’ but this is still a free country. According to FEC filings though, Buttigieg's PAC Pete for America also gave money to Shadow Inc., the developer of the app that is owned by the dark money group, Acronym.
"Shadow Inc"—a previously undisclosed caucus vendor Iowa's Democratic Party kept secret that supposedly created IA caucuses' app—is an appendage of "dark money" group ACRONYM & has "other private investors." FEC filings show it paid by Joe Biden & Pete Buttigieg's 2020 campaigns https://t.co/mDnPoGbG4g pic.twitter.com/i3zJr3d3vt— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) February 4, 2020
And, if potentially helping pay for the app used to count the vote in Iowa isn't strange enough, check out the photos of Buttigieg's organizing director hanging out with the CEO of Acronym just a few days ago. Weird!
- ACRONYM is a dark money Democratic superpac group.— Chance The Rapper ᶠᵃⁿᵖᵃᵍᵉ (@ChanceFrom79th) February 4, 2020
I want people to understand how deep the corruption runs in American politics. How much establishment democrats are willing to go to "Stop Sanders". I hope undecided voters will pay attention to all of this corruption. (2/2)
New: Shadow Inc. investors ACRONYM and Higher Ground Labs are scrubbing their websites of info linking them to the firm behind the app that fueled Iowa caucus chaos last night https://t.co/0sbd5tJP8p— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 4, 2020