Finger pointing to run?: Democrats shift election calendar at Biden's behest

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Democrats change electoral calendars at Biden’s behest

The next US presidential election is still almost two years away, but the ruling Democrats are preparing for it, too. They are changing the dates of the party’s internal primaries – at the request of President Biden. He could personally benefit from this change

At the call of incumbent President Joe Biden, US Democrats are shifting their calendar to decide their candidate for the 2024 presidential election. According to a decision made on Friday by the responsible party committee, the first thing to vote on is South Carolina, instead of Iowa and New Zealand, as has always been the case in Hampshire . According to Biden, he wants to give African Americans more weight.

“Black voters have been the backbone of the Democratic Party for decades, but they’ve been held back in the primary process,” Biden said. African Americans and other non-whites must now have a “louder and older voice.”

However, the background to the move may be that Biden suffered defeats in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada at the start of the party’s primary voting for the 2020 presidential election. Only a clear victory in South Carolina got his faltering campaign going again. According to his statements, the president is flirting with his candidacy again in 2024, but has not yet announced it.

Harris’ deputy will also benefit

Significantly more African Americans live in South Carolina than in white-dominated Iowa and New Hampshire, where the Democratic presidential nominee’s primary process has always begun. If Biden does not run again after all, then Vice President Kamala Harris could also benefit from the change in the primaries calendar as a black person in potential nomination.

According to the calendar now provided, the Democratic primary in South Carolina will be held on February 3, 2024. The next President of the United States will be elected on November 5, 2024. Former President Donald Trump has announced to Republicans that he wants to run for the candidacy.

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