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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:43 AM

Dems could dethrone Iowa

Democratic Party leaders are considering overhauling the 2024 presidential primary calendar, a transformation that would include ousting Iowa and New Hampshire from their cherished perches as the first states to vote.

Senior party leaders and Democratic National Committee members are privately exploring the idea of pushing South Carolina and Nevada to the front of the primary election schedule, as well as the possibility of multiple states holding the first nominating contest on the same day.


Two political heavyweights with longtime bonds to President Joe Biden — South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn and former Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada — are among those discussing the possible changes.


Both have long insisted that Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in framing the presidential contest despite being unrepresentative of the rest of the country.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/31/democrats-primary-schedule-2024-478680


I think this would be a big step forward in the primary process. I have felt for a long time that these states have way too much influence on who we select as our candidate. Neither state is representative of the country as a whole.

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Arkansas Granny Mar 2021 OP
tritsofme Mar 2021 #1
Arkansas Granny Mar 2021 #4
RainCaster Mar 2021 #5
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2021 #2
TrunKated Mar 2021 #3
RainCaster Mar 2021 #6
dalton99a Mar 2021 #7

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:45 AM

1. Just rip the bandaid off, eliminate caucuses and guarantee a secret ballot

While we’re at it!

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:59 AM

4. I've never participated in a caucus, but they seem to be the least representative method

of selecting a candidate. Maybe I misunderstand the concept, but it appears to me that it's a long, drawn out process that is inconvenient, if not impossible, for many voters to attend.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:44 AM

5. I've been to caucuses here in WA, I hate them

Truly not representing all the people, only those who can devote a full day. So many young people are left out. Dump this idea and do a normal primary.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:48 AM

2. Neither Iowa nor New Hampshire represent the base of the party

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:50 AM

3. NJ needs to go earlier!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:46 AM

6. I am so tired of all the give aways to corn farmers

We would never have ethanol in our gasoline except for Iowa being the first state.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:51 AM

7. It is time for real change

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