(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: Late last night, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) voted to make South Carolina its first presidential primary in 2024, stripping the long-held influential position away from Iowa.
According to National Review in “Democrats Ditch Iowa and Elevate South Carolina to Host First 2024 Primary“:
“Democrats on Friday voted to ditch Iowa for South Carolina as the first state to host the 2024 presidential primary in an effort to amplify the voices of ethnically and geographically diverse voters.
“The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee formally made the decision to deny Iowa its 50-year privilege of kicking off the nomination process. Instead, South Carolina will lead the contest on February 3, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on February 6, Georgia on February 13 and Michigan on February 27.” [emphasis added]
Evidently, Democrats believe Iowa is too much of a “White” state to lead off the election season.
“Putting South Carolina first on the calendar, displacing the rural and heavily white state of Iowa, was proposed by Democrats as means to better represent communities of color in nominee selection.” [emphasis added]
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