The Democratic National Committee has also been asked to switch the traditional Iowa caucuses (They where a mess last go around) out of the first round of states in the nomination race for Democrats…
New Jersey should be considered as one of the first presidential primary states as the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee considers modernizing its primary calendar, Jones said. Democrats have criticized Iowa for going first in the presidential primary process, particularly because of the Hawkeye State’s lack of racial diversity. Iowa, a state of 3.1 million people, is about 90 percent white.
New Jersey is among the last states to hold its presidential primaries and the results rarely have an impact on who the nominees of the respective parties will be.
Among the reasons Jones cited for an earlier New Jersey primary:
— New Jersey is the fourth smallest state, meaning candidates would save travel time and resources.
— New Jersey is a diverse state, both in terms of its population and geography. Jones noted in his letter that New Jersey’s population is 15 percent Black, 10 percent Asian American and 21 percent Latino — proportions that are significantly higher among registered Democrats voting in a primary.
— New Jersey “embodies many of our party’s core values,” including being a state that is pro-union, pro-abortion rights and pro-LGBTQ rights…..