Nation: A Nice Way to Play Politics

At least that's the case in Jim Kalal's caucus

There are 2,531 precincts in Iowa, each resembling but also differing from every other one. For a closeup view of how the caucus system works, TIME Chicago Correspondent Madeleine Nash attended a Republican gathering in the second ward of Harlan. Her report:

Dressed in a gold and white West Point football jersey, Jim Kalal spent much of the weekend before the caucus crouched over a yellow Princess phone, his voter lists spread but on the dining room table. As a supporter of Ronald Reagan, he was trying to round up a few more...

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