Federalism at Work

Many state legislatures decided they wanted to influence federal politics by moving up their presidential primaries. So which level of government has to shoulder much ...
by | January 15, 2008

Many state legislatures decided they wanted to influence federal politics by moving up their presidential primaries. So which level of government has to shoulder much of the administrative burden? The localities, of course. Take New Jersey:

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Some local election officials across the state are worried that New Jersey's new Feb. 5 presidential primary date could cause weather and worker shortage problems.

That's because the Garden State is used to holding its primaries in June, when snow isn't a potential problem and the retirees who often serve as poll workers aren't living in warmer climes.

Josh Goodman
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