Hillary Clinton Coingate Editorial Cartoon

Today’s editorial cartoon is brought to you by the lovely American practice in some states known as a Caucus.  The one in Iowa has social media spreading a new hashtag – COINGATE.

In several districts in Iowa to break the virtual tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary, officials ended up flipping a coin to determine that districts winner.  Out of seven districts that came down to the coin toss, Clinton won six of them.  Oddsmakers are skeptical.

NPR claims that a fact check of the situation says that the story isn’t entirely true as the conspiracy theorists.

What a stupid way to determine a winner of an election or even who gets that odd numbered delegate.  Then again we are the country that brought you hanging chads in the 2000 Presidential Election.

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  1. jynksie says:

    Wait’ll you see what we do in New Hampshire to determine the winner! [smirk] We skewer them, flambe them and then serve the one’s who weren’t burned to a crisp to the American people… leaving it to you to determine if they taste mothy, or not! [wha-la]

  2. Bill Murphy says:

    I say make them do a fifty yard dash against each other to decide the winner.

  3. lisleman says:

    I didn’t hear of this one thanks for sharing. Also, I’m glad you included the NPR link – good but lengthy explanation. I learned something. Those media reported delegates are not the estimates of number after county and state conventions. Also learned that Mississippi had a state Legislature seat picked by drawing straws! Nice drawing but Hillary is missing a finger – tough campaign?

  4. Jason Salas says:

    What ever happened to the good ol’ fashioned caged death match?

  5. Binky says:

    I used to think America was a democracy.

  6. G. B. Miller says:

    I’m seriously impressed that you remember the hanging chad debacle. The way today’s world operates, we’re lucky if we can remember things one year ago, let alone a decade and a half ago.

  7. Chris K says:

    The race this year is so crazy and almost surreal I can’t wait until we get down to the final two candidates. 🙂

  8. This election season is almost like a movie! I can’t wait to see how it all ends!

  9. Tony McGurk says:

    I was lost for words (figuratively of course otherwise I wouldn’t be leaving a comment) that the winner of an election could be decided by a coin toss. Why hold an election at all then?. Cut the inconvenience of election campaigns, advertising, fake promises, muck raking & the actual voting process & just toss the coin to begin with & save everyone the hassle & bull**** that goes along with it all.
    Maybe they could mint special 2 headed election coins with the leader of each party’s head on each side

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