How the Iowa Caucuses Work and What’s New for 2020: QuickTake

The Iowa caucuses, on Feb. 3, will start the process of anointing the Democrat who will take on President Donald Trump in November. A vestige of old-style organizing in an age when most political action has moved online, Iowa’s caucuses can seem obscure and anachronistic to outsiders. Some changes this year in response to long-running criticism of Iowa’s importance and procedures might make things even more complicated.