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Thursday, December 27, 2007

John Deeth Blog: Caucuses Are Representative Democracy, Not Undemocratic

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

In a recent New York Times piece, several veteran Iowa journalists
label the Iowa Democratic Party's nomination process "The Undemocratic
Caucuses" and argue that the press should press the Democratic Party
vigorously for the release of the first round vote totals. In our
quadrennial Iowa civics lesson, we're reminded that the Democrats
report delegate totals, not vote counts. That's not good enough for
Gilbert Cranberg, former editor of the editorial page of The Des
Moines Register...


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