Politico is reporting that New Hampshire and maybe Nevada will be the first of the 2024 Democratioc Presidential primary state’s…
Iowa had serious trouble with their caucus system in 2020 and Democrats want to move away from the caucus system’s anyways…
New Hampshire would present the same issue as Iowa on another point….
Most of the Democratic vote comes from minorities…
New Hampshire mirror’s Iowa in lacking substantial Black, Brown and Yellow voters ….
(Biden won them and the nomination)
Nevada has a better mix….
Small states give contenders face to face time that larger state’s do not….
Later in the process when the number of candidates are widdled down?
They enter a Secret Service and media bubble….
The Democratic National Committee (Party) has a tough one on it’s hands….
But the process needs adjusting…..
New Hampshire is the leading contender to replace Iowa at the beginning of the Democratic presidential calendar, according to interviews with more than a dozen Democratic power brokers who are involved in the party’s bid to reorder its nominating process.
The demise of Iowa as the first caucus state isn’t official yet. But conversations with state party chairs, members of the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee and key political operatives familiar with the process revealed that New Hampshire holds a number of major advantages as the DNC begins the process of remaking the path to the party’s presidential nomination. A decision is expected from the DNC rules committee by mid-July, after state parties submit formal applications and make presentations to the panel by late June….
“I think there will be a lot of support to keep a New England primary and probably in New Hampshire,” said Tim Jerman, a DNC member from Vermont. “Who wants to start from scratch now to rebuild the wheel they have perfected?”
Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford said that “New Hampshire has an ally in Massachusetts,” while the Rhode Island Democratic Party also confirmed it would not be applying for an early spot.
The factors aligned in New Hampshire’s favor could mean the state that has long gone second — maintaining the first-in-the-nation primary, after the Iowa caucuses — starts in the best position to take advantage of a calendar shakeup.
But New Hampshire’s lack of racial diversity is a serious potential stumbling block for the state, given the priority the DNC’s rules committee has put on making sure its early-state lineup is diverse — and the criticism from both inside and outside the party to increase the early-state window’s racial diversity to reflect the party’s base voters. New Hampshire’s population is 90 percent white, per the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s also been one of the reasons behind the push to remove Iowa, which is 85 percent white, from the beginning of the Democratic presidential calendar.
It’s one of the main factors opening the door to Nevada, another early state that’s lobbying for the first slot. People of color make up the majority in Nevada, a state that also has a large union presence, and in 2021, Democrats changed their presidential contest from a caucus to a primary, a reflection of the party moving away from caucuses altogether. And the Democratic-controlled Legislature has also implemented broad access to the ballot, while New Hampshire does not allow for in-person early voting or no-excuse absentee voting…