DNC Ditches Iowa, Chooses South Carolina As First Presidential Primary State To Prioritize Black Voters

  • “We rely on these voters in elections but have not recognized their importance in our nominating calendar. It is time to stop taking these voters for granted, and time to give them a louder and earlier voice in the process.”
  • The move could also boost Biden’s chance if he runs again and is contested, as his 2020 campaign was floundering until he won South Carolina where he was backed by key Democrat leaders.
  • The decision also follows a chaotic 2020 primary in Iowa where no candidate emerged as the clear winner, thanks to counting missteps and delays.
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