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February 15, 2012


Republicans Push for Review of Caucus System

In light of the controversies surrounding a number of the Republican caucuses this presidential nomination cycle, The Fix reports that a number of top Republicans are pushing for a review of the system.

"Caucuses are inherently less organized than primaries, in large part because they are run by state parties and don't have experienced state elections officials in charge. Because of this, methods may not be the same at every caucus site, and the paper trail isn't as reliable. At the same time, party rules have effectively increased the importance of caucuses by pushing them to the front of the process. The Republican National Committee allows only four states to hold their contests before March, but that rule doesn't apply to caucuses, which don't technically have a direct impact on the allocation of delegates... Given the increasing importance of caucus states, top RNC officials say its time for a review of the caucus process."












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