Theodore's World: 2012 Nevada Caucus Today

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February 04, 2012

2012 Nevada Caucus Today

Nevada will head to caucus sites on Saturday to choose their preferred 2012 GOP nominee.

RENO, NV – After watching all the debates and contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Florida, it’s finally Nevada’s turn in the political spotlight. Our moment will be brief, but at least 50,000 Nevada Republicans are expected to show up at caucus locations around the state Saturday and make their choices.

For first time participants it can be confusing. A caucus is not a primary. The government's election apparatus plays no part. It is organized and run by the political parties.

By definition it is a meeting of local members of a national party with two major functions, selecting delegates to a convention and registering preference for candidates. Both will be addressed at this Saturday's caucus, but all the attention will be on that second duty. It's called a presidential preference poll.

Unlike the Democrats, Republican officials rejected the idea of same day registration, so, in order to take part, you must have been a registered Republican by January 20th.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 4, 2012 04:47 AM