Early Primaries?

Nov 2009
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Florida GOP is thinking of going early and scheduling their elections for 31 JAN. Other states are considering the same date....31 JAN. That means Iowa could go as early as 2 JAN.

This is just stupid.

The national conventions are not till the summer, late summer (GOP, 1-4 SEP). Why have all these primaries/caucuses so early? It makes no sense at all.
 

Babba

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Because the early primaries have had an outsized effect on the results. Iowa and NH can determine the outcome in many instances and lots of states find this unfair. I say we have the primaries all on the same day.
 
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Nov 2009
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Flower Mound, TX (In the basement)
Because the early primaries have had an outsized effect on the results. Iowa and NH can determine the outcome in many instances and lots of states find this unfair. I say we have the primaries all on the same day.
That's one way, so long as that day is sometime in May or June. I don't understand the rush to judgement.
 
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