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Politics Podcast: Iowa And New Hampshire Can Go To Hell

Every four years, a select few states — particularly Iowa and New Hampshire — play an outsized role in determining who voters get to choose between for president. Those states’ demographics are out of line with the makeup of the Democratic electorate. In this episode, elections analyst Geoffrey Skelley joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to discuss what other lineups might look like.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Geoffrey Skelley is a senior elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight.