Dems Oust Iowa, NH; SC Set To Host Party’s First 2024 Primary

  • The Democratic Party ousted Iowa and New Hampshire as the lead states in a major shake-up of its 2024 presidential primary aimed at boosting the black vote and benefiting Joe Biden’s expected bid for a second term.
  • At its annual meeting in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Committee approved a new primary calendar – backed by Biden – that will see South Carolina hold its 2024 presidential primary first on Feb. 3, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on Feb. 6, Georgia on Feb. 13 and then Michigan on Feb. 27.
  • The new system, Democrats argue, gives better positioning to states whose demographics better reflect the base of the Democratic Party. It also ends decades of political tradition.
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