What Is A Caucus?

what is a caucusCaucus is a small meeting of people in various precincts across a state. Precincts may be designated schools, public buildings, and private homes. When a caucus begins, attendees are asked to sit in separate groups according to to their preferences for a particular presidential candidate. The number of people in each group determines how many delegates that group will be able to send to the county convention.

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What’s The Next Step In The Caucus/Cockus Process?

The selected delegates proceed to the county convention later in the year, where the field is narrowed. Delegates are then chosen for the district convention. This process continues through the district convention and onto the state convention. At the state convention, delegates are named to attend the national convention.

Why Is A Caucus/Cockus Politically Significant?

The caucus process suggests the amount of general interest in a given candidate and how the candidates are doing in the race.

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