During primary season, we hear a lot about Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states in the nation to vote. Neither state boasts a large number of delegates, so why does it seem like they are so crucial to winning the nomination? We crunched the numbers to see just how important it is to win the early states.The answer is very, much more so than winning more diverse and representative states like Nevada and South Carolina. Only Super Tuesday rivals Iowa and New Hampshire in importance. No wonder the two states like going first.
Here's to hoping New Hampshire does a better job at counting the votes and picking the winner, survivors, and losers than Iowa did. Stay tuned to see if it does.