LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats in Nevada are making a play to bump Iowa and New Hampshire from their early spots on the presidential primary calendar.
If the move is successful, it would upend decades of political tradition and give a more urban and racially diverse group of voters a greater say in picking the party’s nominee.
Behind-the-scenes lobbying, led by former Sen. Harry Reid, seeks to capitalize on the party’s discontent with Iowa's and New Hampshire’s performances last year.
Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses devolved into a technological and logistical mess, leaving the winner unclear.
New Hampshire's first-in-the-state primary wound up a near tie between two candidates who ultimately lost, while the eventual nominee, now-President Joe Biden, came in fifth.