Democratic Urban Precinct Caucus

Voters in Iowa gathered in a high school auditorium to select
delegates in this precinct caucus. The cameras recorded the entire
event… read more

Voters in Iowa gathered in a high school auditorium to select

delegates in this precinct caucus. The cameras recorded the entire

event from the filing in, to the instructions to the participants, to

the actual bargaining and occasional disagreements within the

groups. Supporters for each of the candidates met in separate parts

of the auditorium, counted their supporters, and elected some of

their members as delegates.

In this caucus, the Gephardt supporters were too few and thus were

“nonviable.” The Simon and Jackson groups tried to woo them, but

the group, after some discussion and bargaining, joined with the

Babbitt supporters and received a delegate in exchange. This program

allows one to see grassroots democracy in action as well as what a

caucus really is. close

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  • Paulee Lipsman Precinct Chair Democratic Party of Iowa->Des Moines, IA

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Democratic Urban Precinct Caucus

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Program ID:
34-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Caucus
Location:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
First Aired:
Feb 8, 1988
Last Aired:
Feb 13, 1988

Airing Details

  • Feb 08, 1988 | 7:50pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 09, 1988 | 3:46am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 13, 1988 | 8:50am EST | C-SPAN 1
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