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Can Iowa Voters Represent Texas Priorities?

By Shelley Kofler

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Dallas, TX – Iowa has just three million residents. Texas has more than 23 million.

Iowa is more than 90-percent White. Fewer than half of Texans are non-Hispanic and White.

Iowa's biggest export is tractors, and the differences go on, and on.

Since it is likely Presidential nominees will be chosen before the March 4 Texas primary, we wanted to know if Texans are fairly represented by a Presidential process that gives a state like Iowa so much influence? KERA's Shelley Kofler talked with SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson.