Iowa and New Hampshire Democrats are NOT gonna be happy….
I have NO idea why two states probably with less people in them than any boro of New York City lead off the quest for the Democratic nomination for President….
Both those state’s do NOT have diverse populations for a party that IS diverse ….
We’ll see what the party does …
I’d say the odds are still against Nevada…
On Monday, while you were barbecuing, the Democratic-controlled Nevada Legislature made a major move to shake up the 2024 nominating calendar.
The bill, which waits the (likely) signature of Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, would move Nevada to the front of the 2024 nominating calendar — ahead of Iowa’s caucuses and New Hampshire’s primary. It would set the vote for the first Tuesday of February and change the vote from caucuses to a primary.
“It’s time for Nevada to take its rightful place, not just first in the West but in the nation, as a diverse state, a state with diverse issues,” Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson told The Associated Press.
Nevada has long had ambitions to cut to the front of the nominating line, with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) leading the charge.
But the state chose to strike at what looks like a remarkably opportune moment for changes in the nomination fight. The disaster that was the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses has quite clearly opened the door far wider than in recent memory for a shake-up in the calendar….
To be clear: Just because Nevada has made its move doesn’t mean it will work. The national party committees will always have a major say in what the nominating calendar looks like because they are the ones doling out the delegates these candidates need to (eventually) win their respective party nominations.
And even if Iowa concedes (doubtful) its prime spot, there is NO way New Hampshire will go down without a fight. State law in New Hampshire forces Secretary of State Bill Gardner to move its primary one week before any “like” contest — and a Nevada primary would definitely qualify….