Caucuses are bullshit at the best of times. It’s eleven minutes before midnight on the east coast as I write this, and we have absolutely zero results from Iowa so clearly this is not the best of times.
We have to kill caucuses and we should seriously consider killing Iowa.
I’m not saying that just because I’m pissed off and I’ve got to get up in the morning, but because caucuses are undemocratic.
The arguments aren’t original. I’m sure you’ve heard them before. Because they take up so much time and are often held in poorly accessible places, they reduce turnout especially among disabled people, people with children, people who work nights.
The highest turnout in Iowa history was 40%. New Hampshire routinely hits 50%.
Voting should be easy. It’s the people in the other party who want to make it hard to vote. We should be making it as easy as possible in every conceivable instance.
A precinct chair for the Iowa state party called in to MSNBC and reported with results from their precinct. In the first vote, Sanders had twice as many votes as Buttigieg with Warren in between. All three got two delegates. That’s bullshit.
Any system this fucked up cannot be right.
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