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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

DES MOINES, IA — I just caught up with Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press, at the Polk County Convention Complex here. Tomorrow Iowans will caucus for president – but in the past two elections only 6-7% of eligible voters have participated. I asked Russert why he thinks more candidates aren’t talking about election reform.

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