This question has come up forever among the Democratic Party members….
The little real state is still first…
What HAS happened is that several states have moved up on the calendar making the nomination race more from loaded….
Iowa has little to no relation in the actual makeup of people in the party who will vote to pick the nominee in the end….
While it’s only 2021, a major question facing Democrats this year and next will be what to do about the presidential nominating calendar and whether Iowa, in particular, should retain its prized place at the front of the calendar in 2024.
Iowa’s decades-long lock on the nominating process has been under threat since last year’s disastrous caucus, when results were delayed for days due in part to a faulty smartphone app that was supposed to make things easier for precinct captains when they reported results. Ultimately, the Associated Press never declared a winner in the contest due to problems with the vote count, which was administered by the Iowa Democratic Party.
Iowa’s voters are also older, more rural and more white than many other states and it’s seen as increasingly out of step with the Democratic mainstream, which increasingly relies on voters of color and young people for its support.
President Biden’s newly-installed pick to lead the Democratic National Committee, Jaime Harrison of South Carolina, will get a chance to shake up the calendar by appointing members to the party’s rules and bylaws committee. Unlike past presidents, Biden didn’t win in Iowa (he came in fourth, after former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren) and owes no political debt to the complex caucus process….