Don't Mess With Iowa

If the first primary was in a big state such as California, a fluke winner might have enough delegates to cause trouble town the road.

Organized chaos on the farm.

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If it’s a year before the Iowa caucuses, it must be time for someone to complain that voters there and in New Hampshire are the first to cast ballots for the presidential candidates. As Philip Bump of the Fix asks, why not let a big, diverse state -- California -- go first?

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