Iowa’s influence in choosing presidential nominees generally diminishes after its first-in-the-nation caucuses. But this year could be different because of the lack of finality in who will be the Republican nominee.
“I think we’re in a different election cycle than we’ve ever seen before. Historically, the nominee has already been chosen. Clearly, we don’t have a chosen nominee yet,” said Republican National Committeewoman Kim Lehman of Johnston. “That goes back to a trend that’s happening where people are not allowing the political gurus to make the decision for the grassroots voters.”
Voters in 10 states will cast their votes today, Super Tuesday. It’s considered the biggest single day of the Republican presidential campaign, with 419 delegates up for grabs. But with the GOP front-runner changing at least a half-dozen times so far, political analysts aren’t predicting that today will bring finality to the nomination process.
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