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South Carolina Gets First Slot in 2024 Democratic Presidential Primary Calendar

Posted on AllSides February 5th, 2023
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The Democratic National Committee on Saturday approved the most significant changes in the party’s presidential nominating process in nearly two decades, ending the tradition of starting in Iowa and instead awarding that prize to South Carolina.

The changes also reduce the importance of New Hampshire, which has traditionally hosted the first primary following Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The shifts give greater early influence to Black and union voters, while reducing the clout of rural ones...

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