Shawn Sebastian, a precinct secretary in Story County, was live on CNN as he simultaneously sat on hold with the Iowa Democrats, attempting to report his county's results.
Just a moment into his call to CNN, the party picked up — and then the line got disconnected.
"I have been on hold for over an hour with the Iowa Democratic Party," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. He said that they first tried to use an app, but that didn't work. They then turned to a hotline.
"We've been recommended to call in to the hotline, and the hotline has not been responsive," he said.
In that moment, someone on the other end of the hotline picked up.
"This is a real coincidence, Wolf. I just got off hold, just now, so I've got to get off the phone to report the results," he told CNN. He stayed on CNN's air as he began to report his county's results.
That's when the hotline went dead.
"They hung up on me," he said.