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AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC as 1st voting state

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

President Joe Biden said Thursday that Democrats should give up "restrictive" caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary calendar - dealing a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process.
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Biden to Dems: Scrap caucuses, promote diversity in primary

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden says Democrats should move past “restrictive” caucuses and embrace diversity in the order of their presidential nominating calendar, dealing a major blow to Iowa's decades-long status to hold its leadoff spot in the process.
In a letter to the rulemaking arm of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, Biden does not mention specific states he'd like to see go first. But he notes that Black voters for decades “have been the backbone of the Democratic Party" and says it's “time to stop taking these voters for granted.”
The expectation is that the...
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