The first votes of the 2016 presidential contests will be cast tonight as the Iowa Caucuses begin. The Republican Party of Iowa will be using a new Microsoft app for computerized reporting of precinct totals from all 1,681 precincts in Iowa’s 99 counties.
There was no inspector general for Hillary Clinton’s entire tenure as secretary of state. President Obama’s decision not to appoint an IG to the office of secretary of state for a five-and-a-half-year period was the longest gap in an Inspector General office to date. It was a vacancy the Foreign Affairs Committee knew should not have occurred and that needed to be rectified as soon as possible.
In the seventh Republican candidate’s debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season, held in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 28, the seven candidates on stage fought to take advantage of Donald Trump’s absence to get their message across.