Biden, Democrats Seek to Overhaul Presidential Primaries in 2024
Summary from the AllSides News Team
President Joe Biden and Democrats are moving to change the presidential primary calendar in 2024.
Key Quotes: "We must ensure that voters of color have a voice in choosing our nominee much earlier in the process and throughout the entire early window," Biden wrote to members of the Rules and Bylaws Committee. "As I said in February 2020, you cannot be the Democratic nominee and win a general election unless you have overwhelming support from voters of color — and that includes Black, Brown and Asian American & Pacific Islander voters." He added that "Our party should no longer allow caucuses as part of our nominating process."
For Context: Biden suggested making South Carolina the first state to vote while demoting Iowa, which has voted first since 1920. If the plan is enacted, South Carolina would vote on Feb. 6, 2024, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada one week later, with Georgia then voting fourth and Michigan voting fifth.
How the Media Covered It: The proposals were framed as a drastic change in precedent by news sources across the political spectrum. Outlets on all sides also highlighted infighting among Democrats and state officials over the changes.
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