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In almost every election during my adult life, I have voted. Whether in my hometown in Pennsylvania or long-term residence in Virginia. Neither state had the caucus system. Having lived in urban or suburban areas, and in the days of broadcast television, the initial candidates, through much advertising, were known at primary balloting time.

Since moving to Colorado, I have been puzzled by the election process. This year, I agreed to help a friend, who was ill, with the conduct of this year's caucus. My responsibility was to help check-in registered Republican voters attending the Caucus and, if my friend was not recovered, to readout the meeting procedures. Not at all demanding or time consuming, and a one time thing.

During the proceedings, and with the consent of the attendees, I was elected Co-chair of the Republican committee for the 203rd Precinct. By design, the caucus of each district must be held early – the conducted straw polls are a crapshoot, i.e., very few of the initial candidates are known to the attendees. The candidate list may be long, but the poll winners are limited to those with the appropriate exposure – this gives some doubt to the credence of the final selections. Anyway, the straw poll is just the beginning. Candidates go on to reach their respective Primary qualifications either through the State Assembly route or attaining a required number of signatures.

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