2008 Back to Basics
posted by February 7 at 11:00 AMon
Everywhere I go, I keep getting some very basic questions from people about the Washington caucuses on Feb. 9, questions that indicate a high level of voter confusion. (Such as, “Haven’t I already voted if I’ve mailed in my Democratic primary ballot?” Answer: No.) Which is a reminder that while I’m down in the political weeds thinking about the superdelegate count and the Edwards effect, most people are not, and many are struggling just to understand how caucusing works. Here, then, are the basics:
• The Stranger’s guide to caucusing. (Includes answers on when, where, and why, if you’re a Democrat, you must caucus to have your vote counted.)
• My primer on the political lay of the land in Washington State.
• My column on Washington’s superdelegates.
• Annie Wagner’s long Q&A with the politically confused.