Iowa Will Caucus in Bone-Chilling Cold

Candidates are concerned about Monday’s turnout. 

The 2024 presidential election season begins in earnest on Monday, January 15 as GOP voters in Iowa will caucus for the candidate of their choice. 

While the candidates are making their last pitches to voters, weather forecasters have said they will face a “life-threatening” blizzard, that could impede turnout. 

One caucusgoer said, “20 below [zero] is cold. It will keep people home on caucus night.” 

Each candidate has expressed concerns about the weather conditions. Said one Iowa-based voter, “Iowans are not quite as put out by the weather but it’s definitely a factor in these closing days.” 

The top contenders are former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy. 

One county chairperson said, “The 2016 caucus was the largest one Iowa had in recent history, and depending on the weather, this one could meet that or could exceed that. Your most ardent supporters, whoever the candidate is, they will normally brave the weather.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the safety and well-being of Iowa voters who choose to venture forth to caucus.
  • For state and local officials as they seek to inform residents of severe weather conditions.
  • For caucus volunteers and voting officials throughout the nation as they work to protect the integrity of elections.

Sources: The Hill, NBC News 

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