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Democrats Hold Caucuses

Only a small number of precincts voted for party delegates by gubernatorial preference.

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Zach C. Cohen
Feb. 6, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Democrats held caucuses on Monday night. “If none of the seven Democrats running for governor gets to 35 percent of the vote in the June 5 primary, then state convention delegates will choose the nominee. Monday’s caucuses were the first step in picking those delegates.

“Iowa Democratic Party officials said that turnout was strong, especially given the heavy snow across the state. They said the expected turnout to exceed 9,000 people, which would be higher than in 2010 and 2014. … The Iowa Democratic Party reported that it’s preliminary results showed 105 precincts, or about 8 percent of the total broke into gubernatorial preference groups.”

“The party does not report delegates by who they support for office and none of the delegates are technically bound to anybody at county convention, anyway. Still, some of the gubernatorial campaigns said they were pleased with how things went.” (Quad-City Times)

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