Democrats could strip Iowa of opening spot in 2024 campaign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats may be moving toward shaking up their presidential nominating process starting in 2024.
They’re poised to boot Iowa from the lead-off spot as part of a broader effort to go earlier to less overwhelmingly white states that better reflect the party’s diverse electorate.
The Democratic National Committee rule-making arm is delaying the decision until after the November midterm election. But rules committee members say the party is leaning toward having either New Hampshire or Nevada go first - or perhaps on the same day.
South Carolina would move from fourth to third. That’d free up a larger, Midwestern state to perhaps go next, with Michigan and Minnesota making strong cases.
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