President Biden is asking national Democratic Party leaders to make changes for the 2024 campaign — bumping Iowa’s Caucuses out of the lead-off spot and putting South Carolina’s Presidential Primary first.

Biden finished fourth in the 2020 Iowa Caucuses, but won the South Carolina Primary a few weeks later. Biden’s list for state contests in 2024 starts with South Carolina on February 6th, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada a week later, then Georgia on the 20th and Michigan on the 27th of February.

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Ross Wilburn said national Democrats “cannot forget about entire groups of voters in the heart of the Midwest without doing significant damage to the party for a generation.” He also emphasized that Iowa law requires that both major political parties hold Caucuses before any other state votes.

The Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee is meeting in Washington, D.C. to recommend which states will hold the early voting contests in 2024. The full Democratic National Committee will meet early next year to vote on its calendar for state primaries and caucuses.

The Republican National Committee has already voted to have the Iowa Republican Party’s Caucuses be the GOP’s first voting contest in the 2024 presidential campaign.

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