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Old 02-04-2016, 05:19 PM
 
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Hey Iowa,

Please get rid of your outdated, convoluted and frankly disastrous primary caucus system. It's archaic, and it's really unfair to busy working people who don't have time to spend hours in a caucus room. You really need to think about going to a regular election like most of us have. How you do the caucus thing is really beginning to embarrass the rest of us.

Thanks,

The Other 49 States
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Dear other 49 states,

Thank you for your concern. When we feel like we need to make a change to the system, we will do so. In the meantime, we will continue to not tell you how to assign your delegates while not caring in the least what you think of the way we assign ours.

Best regards,

Iowa

PS: Sorry your candidate didn't do better here. Maybe you should focus on what the campaign did wrong rather than getting your shorts in a knot about our caucus system.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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Well done.

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Dear other 49 states,

Thank you for your concern. When we feel like we need to make a change to the system, we will do so. In the meantime, we will continue to not tell you how to assign your delegates while not caring in the least what you think of the way we assign ours.

Best regards,

Iowa

PS: Sorry your candidate didn't do better here. Maybe you should focus on what the campaign did wrong rather than getting your shorts in a knot about our caucus system.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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Considering 13 states caucus instead of holding primaries (about 1/4 of all the 50 states), I doubt all other 49 really signed this


As of the 2012 election cycle, the states which use the caucus system include Iowa, Nevada, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Idaho, Kansas, Wyoming, Alaska, Washington, Florida and North Dakota. U.S. territories American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands also use caucuses.


The most up to date list can be found here:


http://www.bustle.com/articles/13840...-from-each-one


http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/events.phtml?s=c
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Good responses above...
I'd be curious as to what the op means by a "regular election". Iowa will take part in a "regular election" along with the other 49 states in November. What is different, as pointed out earlier here, Iowa holds a caucus event, not a primary & is one of 13 states that caucus.
Iowa's caucus is not old or archaic but rather the result of an electoral process reform & is a very grass roots oriented procedure that has not been around for more than a few decades.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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Hey Iowa,

Please get rid of your outdated, convoluted and frankly disastrous primary caucus system. It's archaic, and it's really unfair to busy working people who don't have time to spend hours in a caucus room. You really need to think about going to a regular election like most of us have. How you do the caucus thing is really beginning to embarrass the rest of us.
Thanks,
The Other 49 States
This is your opinion only and all of the other 49 States and those humans who reside in them can speak for themselves because you certainly have no right nor place to speak for me and Mr. CSD.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:08 PM
 
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Thank you for your concern. When we feel like we need to make a change to the system, we will do so. In the meantime, we will continue to not tell you how to assign your delegates while not caring in the least what you think of the way we assign ours.
I understand your reaction. I'm like a caring relative who approaches Uncle Bob about his drinking problem. His initial reaction is one of strong denial, but hopefully with time, Bob will come to realize he does indeed have a problem and needs to address it.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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Dear Elliot,

How much time will you dedicate to the game this Sunday? Do you have a sports team you enjoy? If so, how much time is dedicated to watching that team? When you get home from work, do you turn the TV on? If so, how much time is dedicated to the television? Have an honest conversation with yourself, how much time is wasted during your typical week.

You know where I'm going with this...

GTFO
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I understand your reaction. I'm like a caring relative who approaches Uncle Bob about his drinking problem. His initial reaction is one of strong denial, but hopefully with time, Bob will come to realize he does indeed have a problem and needs to address it.
I also understand your reaction. You're actually more like the control freak relative who can't understand why Uncle Bob is happy serving as a general practitioner at a rural health clinic on a reservation in South Dakota when he could have been a plastic surgeon in New York City.

There's nothing wrong with Uncle Bob. He just chooses to look at life a little differently than you do.

Oh, and if you're not posting the exact same thing to the other 12 state message boards where caucuses are held instead of primaries, you're also a bit of a hypocrite.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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I think it would make for a more fair process if all the primaries were required to be held on the same date and all states delegates would be based on percentage of votes and no winner take all states be allowed. Those holding the primary process first are allowed an unfair effect upon those that follow. Time to end the advantages given to some states at the expense of the majority of voters.
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