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Iowa Caucuses

  1. iowa
    The Decline and Fall of Iowa DemocratsHuman error has contributed to the rapidly declining position of Iowa in Democratic politics, but demographic fundamentals matter most.
  2. politics
    Democrats Have a Plan to Dump the Iowa CaucusesThe first-in-the-nation caucuses have survived many challenges over the years, but a new DNC proposal could finally dethrone Iowa.
  3. politics
    Despite Iowa-Caucus Debacle, 2024 Process Probably Won’t ChangeThe earlier impetus for change among Democrats angry at the 2020 Iowa-caucus meltdown seems to be fading as the party has bigger problems to address.
  4. marjorie taylor greene
    Why Is Marjorie Taylor Greene Headed to the Cradle of Presidential Campaigns?Does the conspiracist Georgia congresswoman see herself running for president? It’s unclear what else she could be doing at the Iowa State Fair.
  5. politics
    Iowa and New Hampshire Won’t Be Knocked Out of FirstDespite constant complaints, the difficulty of changing the primary and caucus calendar will likely keep the early states in place for 2024.
  6. elections
    Despite Iowa’s Caucus Meltdown, the Old System May SurviveA year ago, it seemed likely that the debacle would cost Iowa its privileged spot. But now plans for 2024 are murky, and the status quo could prevail.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump Keeps Repeating These Ludicrous Attacks on Voting by MailSome Trump claims are made up, others are exaggerations, and still others mistake safeguards against fraud for fraud.
  8. 2020 democratic convention
    13 Days That Shook the Political EarthLeft for dead by some after New Hampshire, Joe Biden’s brisk comeback was one for the ages.
  9. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Never Had a Chance Without Non-White VotersMayor Pete’s inability to appeal to a diverse base of support led him to the exit before a full demographic humiliation on Super Tuesday.
  10. vision 2020
    The Final Results of the Last Iowa Caucus Ever Are InButtigieg and Sanders had a split decision, but the uncertainty over one metric for victory extended Iowa’s agony. The system will never be the same.
  11. vision 2020
    Bye-Bye, CaucusesWyoming’s April 4 contest may be the last-ever authorized Democratic presidential nominating caucus.
  12. vision 2020
    Bernie Wins Big in Nevada CaucusesThe other candidates’ order of finish remains unclear, but Sanders exceeded high expectations.
  13. vision 2020
    What to Expect From Nevada’s CaucusesSanders is the heavy favorite, but the order of finish for the rest of the field may matter a lot — assuming we have quick returns.
  14. vision 2020
    How Do the Nevada Caucuses Work?Nevada’s caucuses are very much modeled on Iowa’s, with a new “early caucusing” wrinkle, and more lead time to head off reporting chaos.
  15. election reform
    Sometimes Slow Election Results Are Good for DemocracyWe have no birthright to instant election results, particularly when a slow count reflects greater access to the ballot.
  16. vision 2020
    Here We Go Again? Fears Spread of Iowa-Style Chaos in Nevada Caucuses.On top of some of the same problems Iowa had, Nevada is introducing early caucusing without an obvious way to calculate results.
  17. vision 2020
    Which Democratic Presidential Candidates Will Survive Until Super Tuesday?It could be lots of candidates, or just two or three, depending on what happens in Nevada and South Carolina.
  18. vision 2020
    Pete and Amy Are Riding High After New Hampshire, But Probably Not for LongToday’s moderate stars don’t have the minority support, the campaign infrastructure, or the money to beat Bernie or Bloomberg.
  19. vision 2020
    Nevada Tries Early CaucusingEssentially using ranked-choice voting, early participants can simulate the two-stage alignments and realignments of regular caucusgoers.
  20. vision 2020
    Will Bernie-Panicked Centrists Stampede to Bloomberg?As Biden sinks and Buttigieg struggles to win minority voters, the ultrarich former New York mayor is looking stronger.
  21. vision 2020
    Why Wasn’t Turnout Better in Iowa?Maybe it was just a matter of complacent Democrats not knowing or caring whom they support against Trump. But it doesn’t show an expanding coalition.
  22. vision 2020
    Biden’s Last Stand?Biden’s candidacy was teetering entering the debate. He began by predicting his own defeat in New Hampshire, and it didn’t get much better from there.
  23. vision 2020
    Who Could Breach Joe Biden’s ‘Firewall’ in South Carolina?Biden’s plan to rely on African-American voters in the Palmetto state no longer looks that secure.
  24. technocracy
    5 Theories About Conspiracy TheoriesWe live in the age of red yarn and corkboard. There’s no easy explanation — but here are five theories why.
  25. vision 2020
    DNC Asks for Do-over in Iowa Caucus CountWe’re probably not going to get the results anytime soon.
  26. iowa caucuses
    Iowa Dems: Pro-Trump Trolls Clogged Phones Lines, Worsening Caucus DebacleA hotline to report caucus results was tied up, at least in part, by pranksters from 4Chan.
  27. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s Tough Road AheadShe’s now clearly trailing Sanders as the progressive favorite, but still has some potential as a “unity candidate.”
  28. vision 2020
    The Most Consequential Failure of the Iowa CaucusesThe unusually slow count and abnormally large field of viable candidates means that the Iowa caucus didn’t shrink the field.
  29. iowant to go to sleep
    More Security Isn’t Better SecurityThe Iowa caucuses were crippled by aggressive secrecy and overzealous security measures around their voting app.
  30. vision 2020
    Inside Bernie’s Day of WaitingWith results in limbo and his rivals already fanned out in N.H., Sanders sat in Iowa, angry but still hoping to claim a victory he’d long counted on.
  31. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucus Results Suggest We’re in for a Long, Strange PrimaryJoe Biden’s weak showing — and Pete Buttigieg’s strong one — will likely keep the Democratic-primary fight crowded and long.
  32. vision 2020
    Is Iowa a Bad Omen for Biden or Just a Bump in the Road?Biden lucked out of bad Caucus Night headlines, but he needs do to better before colliding with Michael Bloomberg’s wallet.
  33. the national interest
    We Still Don’t Know Who Won the Iowa Democratic CaucusIowa Democrats have partial results on an extremely confusing process.
  34. iowa caucuses
    Iowa’s Election Crises Won’t End With Monday Night’s Caucus DebacleIowa is the only state that bans people with felony convictions from ever voting again.
  35. iowa caucuses
    Donald Trump Is Winning the 2020 Democratic PrimaryThe Democratic Party turned the Iowa caucuses into an infomercial for its incompetence and internal divisions.
  36. technocracy
    The Real Problems With the Iowa Caucuses’ ‘Shadow’ AppTechnical failures were amplified by institutional failures, which were amplified by communications failures, creating a cascade of incompetence.
  37. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Iowa and the Rolling Democratic CalamityThe Iowa debacle was a huge gift — and not the first — to Donald Trump and the Republicans.
  38. iowa caucuses
    With No Results in Iowa, Conspiracy Theories Take HoldAmid the confusion, shouts of “rigged!”
  39. the national interest
    The Democratic Party’s Crisis of Legitimacy May Be Just BeginningThe Iowa caucus failure in the shadow of the “rigged” 2016 primary.
  40. vision 2020
    The Mourning After in IowaIt’s unclear what the nominating process will look like in 2024. But for Iowa, these caucuses were a tragedy.
  41. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucuses Were Supposed to Be ImportantIn the Des Moines Marriott, among campaign staffers and reporters, there were tears, cocktails, regrets, and pledges to never return to Iowa.
  42. iowa caucuses
    After Monday’s Fiasco, the Iowa Caucuses Deserve to DieThe Hawkeye state’s quadrennial ritual deserves the death penalty for Monday night’s display of criminal negligence.
  43. iowa caucuses
    CNN’s Attempt to Listen in on Caucus Results Backfires SpectacularlyThe Iowa Democratic Party hung up on a caucus secretary’s shared call with Wolf Blitzer.
  44. vision 2020
    In Iowa on Caucus Night: The View From the GroundIn a key Des Moines precinct, five candidates achieved viability, but Biden finished fourth and Bernie fifth.
  45. vision 2020
    How Do the Iowa Caucuses Work?For the first time, there will be three measurements of success, two based on initial and “realigned” raw votes and the third on delegates.
  46. iowa caucuses
    Why the Iowa Caucuses Are Biased Against Your CandidateThe Democratic primary’s bizarre and arbitrary opening contest gives every contender some cause for complaint.
  47. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s Sprint to Make up for Lost Time in IowaShe attracted some of the biggest crowds of her campaign in the state over the weekend, but will it be enough?
  48. vision 2020
    Two Campaigns on the Brink in IowaElizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, for all their differences, may be the two candidates who most need a good showing in Iowa on Monday night.
  49. vision 2020
    In Iowa, a Collision of Campaigns Before the CaucusesWhat it was like at a West Des Moines pizza joint serving surrogates, AFSCME, and a five-minute Bernie Sanders cameo.
  50. iowa caucuses
    Why Bernie Might Declare Victory in Iowa Even If He LosesWhile other candidates seem to be sticking to the traditional metric of delegates won, Sanders is hinting he’ll focus on raw-vote total.
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