The Victory LabWednesday, 01.22.2020

In Defense of the Iowa Caucuses

Unrepresentative. Unfair. Outdated. These are just some of the words pundits, politicians, and party officials have used to describe the Iowa caucuses. Sasha Issenberg — political journalist and author — disagrees. In fact, he's willing to go out on a limb to defend the caucuses unlike anyone else. Hear his case in the first episode of The Victory Lab, Recount's new video essay series. Oh, and wondering what the hell the Iowa caucuses are or how they work? Don't worry, Issenberg explains the process in terms everyone can understand — with M&Ms.