Colorado Democrats pack a gym at a Denver high school during caucuses on March 1, 2016. The crowds and long lines have led to calls for the state to move to an open primary system. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans Don't Like Caucuses, But Replacing Them With Primaries Isn't Easy

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A voter marks a ballot for the New Hampshire primary Feb. 9 inside a voting booth at a polling place in Manchester, N.H. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Independent Voters In Colorado, Florida And Arizona

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Ethiopia's Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

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Robert "Heshy" Bucholz is seen in an undated photo provided by Bucholz. A member of the Modern Whig party, Bucholz campaigned door to door and beat his Democratic opponent 36-24 to earn a four-year term as an election judge in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section. AP hide caption

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