Since 1972, the Iowa caucuses have been the first electoral test on the road to each party’s presidential nomination.
But some Democrats think it’s time to rejigger the order.
“The caucuses’ reputation has been damaged by high barriers to participation, a dearth of racial diversity, the rightward drift in the state’s electorate and a leftward drift in the Democratic participants,” The Washington Post reported. “The state party’s inability to count the results in 2020 only deepened dismay in the party.”
In 2020, the Democratic Party’s caucuses ran well past midnight with no precincts reporting the results, allegedly due to a faulty app. President Donald Trump and the Republican Party were handed victory on a silver platter during their own caucus as the nation watched Democrats implode under the