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New law will shift Minnesota's presidential caucuses to primaries


When the next presidential election rolls around, Minnesotans will no longer be packing into classrooms and community centers to caucus for their preferred candidate.

Instead, the state will shift to a more straightforward presidential primary system — a change both DFL and Republican lawmakers say should help make the process more accessible for all voters. Though it won’t get a test until the 2020 election, the new law is one of a handful of policies passed by the Legislature in 2016 that are set take effect on Jan. 1.


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