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Dems boost South Carolina, anger N.H., with 2024 primary calendar

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PHILADELPHIA — Democrats will make their plans to reorder the 2024 presidential primary calendar official at a party gathering on Saturday in Pennsylvania.

The national party’s rule-making arm green-lit a calendar in December that makes South Carolina the intial contest, elevates Nevada to the second position alongside New Hampshire and welcomes Georgia and Michigan to the early primary window for the first time. 

Iowa’s caucus, which has traditionally served as the starting-gun for the presidential election, is being displaced.

US Vice President Kamala Harris and US President Joe Biden hold hands at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) 2023 Winter meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 2023. The DNC on February 4, 2023, is expected to approve a new lineup for the partys presidential primaries.

Democratic National Committee members could vote to approve the proposed changes as soon as Saturday morning.

New Hampshire Democrats have aggresively fought the shift, citing a decades-old law that requires their state to have the first primary. Democrats are in the minority in the state legislature, and Republicans in New Hampshire are unwilling to pass new legislation.

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