Source: Business Insider
New details are surfacing about Shadow, the mysterious company that built the app at the center of the Iowa caucus debacle that has delayed results. Shadow has ties to Acronym, a progressive nonprofit staffed by veterans of Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. Acronym’s website previously said it “launched Shadow.” but is now distancing itself from the company, stating that it merely funded Shadow and has no connection to its operations. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . The results of the Iowa Democratic caucus were delayed by more than 12 hours as of Tuesday morning, thanks to ” coding issues ” with the smartphone app embraced by state party officials. The vendor that made the app was initially kept a secret by the Iowa Democratic Party, but it has since been revealed that the app maker was Shadow , a DC-based tech startup that makes communication and data tools for Democratic and progressive politics. Shadow is closely tied to Acronym , a nonprofit that has poured millions into progressive causes and has a board that includes Democratic campaign veterans such as David Plouffe, who managed Obama’s 2008 campaign.