2 Feb 2020

US correspondent Karen Kasler on the Iowa caucuses

From Sunday Morning, 7:20 am on 2 February 2020

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For more than a century, the Iowa caucuses have been the opening bell of the presidential election season, with the first actual voting taking place in Iowa in the winter before the national election in November. Karen Kasler explains why Iowa gets to go first and why is it given so much weight in the quadrennial presidential contests.

 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds a campaign event at La Poste January 26, 2020 in Perry, Iowa.

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