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By Harold Pease Ph.D.
Special to the Anza Valley Outlook 

Caucuses are far more representative than primaries


Last updated 5/11/2018 at 12:45pm

Voters might be confused by the difference between a caucus and a primary, each state offering one or the other to find the right contenders for the general election in November. We will treat both.

In a primary, the overriding principle is that everyone should vote regardless of how informed or ill-informed one is. Television is the major – often the only – source of information for older voters and social media for younger voters. Neither source by itself is enough. Candidates can submit a word statement, often a paragraph, promoting themselves on the ballot, but rarely is enough give...

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