Why does an almost racially homogeneous small state like Iowa get the privilege to vote first in the democratic primaries ?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Republicans have Iowa first too.

    "The really important thing to remember about Iowa is not that it's first because it's important. Iowa is important because it's first," said Kathy O'Bradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register. She acknowledges that Iowa didn't really happen on purpose.

    "It happened after the 1968 Democratic National Convention," she said, which was marred by violence over the Vietnam War and racial tension. "The Democratic Party nationally and in Iowa decided they wanted to change their process to make it more inclusive."

    Part of that meant spreading the presidential nominating schedule out in each state. Because Iowa has one of the more complex processes — precinct caucuses, county conventions, district conventions, followed by a state convention — it had to start really early. (The Democratic Party held Iowa caucuses first in the nation in 1972; the GOP followed suit in 1976.)

    And once a peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter rode an Iowa caucus win all the way to the White House, Iowa suddenly became a thing.

    https://www.npr.org/2016/01/29/464804185/why-does-...

  • 3 weeks ago

    Democratic? Homo? get it? ha ha! ?  that's why they go first?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Because they moved up the time they voted.  Duhhh. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Americans like corn.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Someone has to vote first.

  • 3 weeks ago

    because it tends to reveal the falsehoods in the narrative being pushed hard by the parties and pop-media....both of whom just happen to share many of the same billionaire owners/donors....

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Supposedly once upon a time Iowa voted the way most of America voted.  That was before massive propaganda from the left made all that history.

    These days, it's just a fake way to use sound bites for the corrupted media and occupy the empty minds of the liberals among us.

    Pay it no mind.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    A caucus isn’t really a vote, it’s a joke.   

    Source(s): I’m from Iowa.
  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Leftists:  "Race doesn't exist!"

    Also leftists:  "Being racially homogenous is bad!  Especially if that race is white!"

    Which part do you disagree with?

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