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Will Nevada Ditch Its Caucus For An Earlier Primary?

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AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Caucus-goers hold up their ballots, Presidential Preference Cards, at a caucus location at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nevada is third in line during the presidential primaries, after Iowa and New Hampshire.  

 

And Nevada has a caucus system, which is a lot different than a primary, where people cast ballots as they would in a regular election. 

 

Now, lawmakers are considering a bill to get rid of the caucus system. Supporters say that would make it easier for more people to participate – but how much difference would it really make?   

Support comes from

 

The change would also mean Nevada would have the first presidential primary in the country.

 

Guests

Fred Lokken, professor and chair of the political science department, Truckee Meadows Community College.  

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