Democrats ready to boot Iowa from first-in-nation for 2024 primary season


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 allow to go earlier 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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