South Carolina’s primary: What moving it up would mean to Black voters

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2023
From The Center
Elections, 2024 Election, Primaries, South Carolina
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For our commentator, the new plan to start the Democratic presidential primary season in South Carolina, in order to give Black voters more say in the process, is but another step in a longtime fight for equity.

In just over a year, Democrats will break a 52-year tradition of kicking off presidential jockeying with the Iowa caucuses. Instead, pending approval from the full Democratic National Committee, South Carolina will host the first Democratic primary on Feb. 3, 2024. 

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