The Iowa caucuses: An accident of history

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Politics and history work in mysterious ways.

Take the Iowa caucuses, for example.

Come Monday night, residents of Iowa will cast the very first votes of the 2016 presidential election — a power bequeathed them by a Democratic delegate rules fight from the 1960s and the ambitions of an up-and-coming politician named Jimmy Carter in 1976.




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