Why is the Iowa primary so important in U.S. elections?

Answer Iowa's primary race, better known as the Iowa caucuses, is so important in United States elections because it is the first race to be held in the primary season. Since it is the first race, its res... Read More »

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Why is Iowa important in the presidential elections?

Every four years, America goes to the polls to elect the president of the United States. However, before that happens, there is a separate contest to decide which candidate each party will run. Thi... Read More »

Why are primary elections important?

In the U.S. political system, primaries are elections run by the states allowing parties to choose their nominees for various elective offices. This is important because these nominees then represe... Read More »

Who pays for primary elections?

Who actually pays varies slightly by jurisdiction, but in general, the voters in a jurisdiction pays for primaries. This is done through an election budget provided for by the law-making body (such... Read More »

Who gets to vote in primary elections?

This depends on the type of primary held in a state. A closed primary allows only people who register as a member of the party who is holding the election to vote in it. An open primary allows vote... Read More »