Originally Posted by Beck4582
That all seems kind of weird to me... Why bother voting early if the delgates don't count? What was the point?
This whole election has seemed to have more drama than usual. Maybe I just don't remember how bad it was last time... but I really feel like it's worse. I'm trying to stay as informed as possible without getting overly upset about different factors of it all.
The point was a vie for political power. States that hold primaries earlier have more political power. Nobody would care what Iowans thought about anything in the election if they weren't first, because there just aren't that many people there. Progressively, the primaries usually matter less and less, and by the time Michigan and Florida are supposed to go, the winner is usually decided. This season is very strange, usually it's just like the republican one is.
The states probably figured that they could move it up this time, and it could not count but it wouldn't matter anyway, but that next time they could keep their new date. In short, they're trying to cut in line. BUT, that's the state party's decision, and it was a terrible one, but the people who voted are all being disenfranchised and really something does need to be done. They didn't vote knowing that their votes wouldn't count.
Anyway, I don't know I'd say it's "worse". More exciting!