‘Virtual caucuses’ among new proposal by Iowa Democratic Party

The Iowa Democratic Party is taking public comments after proposing a new caucus plan that would offer virtual caucuses for registered Democrats, starting during the 2020 Iowa caucuses. The proposal, outlined in the 2020 Iowa Delegate Selection Plan, would allow registered Democrats to participate in one of six virtual caucuses “by phone or smart device,” according to the party. Virtual caucus-goers would also be able to rank up to five choices for president. The full proposal, which also includes changes to IDP candidate realignment, recounts and the release of caucus night information, is available online.