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Madonna and Young: Will Pennsylvania matter in 2016 presidential race?

Madonna and Young: Will Pennsylvania matter in 2016 presidential race?

It's been a long 40 years! Not since 1976 has Pennsylvania really mattered in a presidential primary for either major party. This irrelevance has not been caused by competing presidential candidates simply snubbing state voters or from any decline in the state's political clout. Rather it is the consequence of an intransigent state Legislature that can't be bothered to move the state's primary to an earlier date when national party nominations are still unsettled. By the time the presidential primary contest reaches Pennsylvania in late April, it's all over. Happily, this unhappy state of affairs hardly mattered through much of the late 20th century on into the...

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