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Raucous Caucus

by on March 19, 2012

Can anyone explain why the caucus is still used?  Why not just use a primary election process?  It seems as though a caucus could be viewed as a clear disenfranchisement of many voters. 

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/raucous-gop-caucus-in-st-peters-is-shut-down/article_a8eb35ec-7050-11e1-acac-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=story

“Because the process is much more tedious and time consuming than primary voting, caucuses tend to have lower turnout. “With some major exceptions, like Iowa, turnout in caucus states probably remains ‘well under 10 percent of the registered voters.”  Read more: Caucus Vs. Primary Election | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5375965_caucus-vs-primary-election.html#ixzz1paJyhg1g


 

One Comment
  1. Yeah, seems like the caucus system would be a clear tool of the ‘elite’ and the preferred method for Democrats!

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