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What are the Iowa Caucuses anyway?

Filed under: History,Politics — Tags: , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 1:13 pm 2008 January 3

Individual states in the US have a way of giving their nod to the people who they think are best fit to become President. Most call these processes “primary’s.”  In Iowa, it’s called a caucus.

There are 99 counties in Iowa. Every two years, in each of the 1784 precincts within these counties, there is a political meeting called a caucus. Every other caucus year is the presidential preference meeting. The Iowa Caucuses receive the most attention because (more…)