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Staring at anarchy in the Iowa caucuses

This election will be decided by turnout—and circus politics can alienate voters

By Sam Tanenhaus  

Republican presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz greets supporters during a caucus rally in Des Moines, Iowa. 1st February 2016 ©Charlie Neibergall/AP/Press Association Images

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In the numerology of election politics, no statistics are so ripe for plucking and masticating as those harvested in Iowa, the strangely unknowable heart of the…

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