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What's Next For Iowa's Virtual Caucus?

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It's unlikely that Iowa's virtual caucus plans will continue as origionally designed, says political scientist Rachel Paine Caufield

The Democratic National Committee is planning to reject Iowa's proposal of a virtual caucus over fear of potential hacking. Iowa's original plan for a virtual caucus would allow voters to caucus online instead of in person. 

"The offical decision hasn't been made so the DNC officials are recommending this." IPR Reporter Katarina Sosatric says. "It's likely that the virtual caucus plan as it stands is not going to happen."

On this "news buzz" edition of River to River, a range of guests join host Ben Kieffer to discuss the latest news spanning Iowa. 

Guests include:

  • Katarina Sosatric, IPR reporter

  • Rachel Paine Caufield, Professor of Political Science at Drake University

  • Larry Finley, Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation director

  • Craig Just, University of Iowa Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Major General Ben Corell, the leader of the Iowa National Guard

  • Mark Simmet, IPR Studio One host


Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River