Although I still think the format is discriminatory, I enjoyed the novel experience of participating in a caucus last Tuesday evening. Sonja and I recruited her parents to baby-sit so that we could both attend our caucus at a local middle-school. Not knowing how many people would show up, we were pleasantly surprised to find […]
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about my theory that Hillary Clinton performs worse in caucuses, which require a public display of support, than in primaries, in which voting is private. The recent results from Super Tuesday corroborate this theory far more strikingly than I would have predicted. Of the 22 states in play for […]
This page is useful for finding your polling place. If, like me, you live in a caucus state in which you don’t receive anything by mail from your party telling you where to go to caucus, it’s even more important.
In the race for the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Clinton did better in New Hampshire, which has a regular primary election, than in the Iowa caucuses. Granted, the sample size of two states is small, there are myriad possible reasons for the differences, and extrapolating from these results is probably not a good idea. […]
I don’t like caucuses. I haven’t yet attended one, but my animosity stems not from the specifics of what transpires in the meetings, but from the overall approach. If we were to design a system with the express intention of discouraging as many people as possible from participating in the democratic process, we’d be hard […]