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Early primary voters have 5x influence

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Potential U.S. presidential candidates are making frequent stops in New Hampshire and Iowa—and for good reason. New research shows that voters in early primary states have up to five times the influence of voters in later states in selecting presidential candidates.

“Evidence that early voters have a disproportionate influence over the selection of candidates violates ‘one person-one vote’—a democratic ideal on which our nation is based,” says Brown University economist Brian Knight.

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