Iowa kicks off US election process with complex caucus

Volunteers strategize prior to canvasing residential areas at the Hillary Clinton Campaign field office on January 31, 2016 in West Burlington, IowaOn Monday, residents of the US state of Iowa will cast the first votes in the months-long 2016 race for the White House. Among Iowa’s 3.1 million inhabitants, there are currently about 584,000 active Democratic voters, 611,000 active Republican voters, and 725,000 registered under no party affiliation, according to Iowa’s secretary of state. Only Republicans can vote in Republican caucuses, and Democrats in Democratic caucuses.

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