Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Caucus Facts

With everyone still buzzing over the Iowa Caucus last night – or perhaps tired from having stayed up to watch it – here are some facts about the Iowa Caucus:

The Iowa Caucus began gaining its current significance in 1972-1976.

Iowa ranks 30th in state population.

Iowa’s rise to prominence in the primaries is a result of switching the date of their caucus from spring to late winter.

There is no absentee voting. To vote in the Iowa Caucus, you must be present.

The Iowa Caucus has no more significance than any other state during primaries, except that the media, the candidates, and therefore the voters themselves have placed a shared importance upon the event, as a direct indicator of public opinion. 

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