Iowa Democrats Want a “Virtual” Caucus in 2020

DES MOINES, IA (Ben Caxton) — No more cold deep-winter trips to caucus with fellow political activists in Iowa if a proposal by Iowa Democrats is passed. The state party is proposing to allow people to caucus using telephones or smart devices during the days leading up to the February 3rd caucus night. head Iowa Democrat Tro Price says the move would allow more people to participate. Critics say the plan completely changes the nature of the caucus system which requires people to physically show up at a school, church or community center to show their support for presidential candidates by standing in groups. If the group doesn’t meet an established threshold, the participants have to select another candidate. In the winter cold only the most dedicated, and usually informed, voters make the trip which tests candidates organizational abilities to get people out to support them.

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