Iowa does disservice to America

This post was written by marc on January 1, 2012
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The state of Iowa does a disservice to America in both having a caucus election and insisting on being the first election every presidential election year. Why should this one state always be the one the pre-screens candidates for the rest of us? And if they are going to be the first state, why have an election system that is so dysfunctional that less that 4% of their registered voters participate in it?

I don’t know how this came to be but we can do better and Iowa’s selfishness harms America because it filters candidates the rest of us might like to vote for. Iowa should step aside out of a sense of basic fairness and let other states take turns at being first.

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