There was a moment on caucus night of 2016 when Tom Carsner started to panic.
“I was doing pretty good until I walked out the door,” he laughed nervously,” and saw the line going all the way to the Statue of Liberty….then I said, oh, and maybe a few other words.”
Carsner was in charge of precinct 17 at City High School in Iowa City. The line of people waiting to get into their caucus site stretched out the door and down the hill some 500 feet away.
“Well…we had 935 people, the largest in the state,” he said.