The Democratic-controlled, Nevada State Legislature, on Monday, took a Major step towards Replacing the State’s Presidential Caucus with the First Primary Election of 2024.
AB126, which Passed the State Assembly 30-11 on Thursday, then Passed the State Senate 66-15, on Monday, and now heads to the Desk of Gov. Steve Sisolak (D), who has expressed Support for the Change.
The Presidential Preference Primary Election would be held for each Major Political Party on the First Tuesday in February of each Presidential Election year. In 2024, that will take place on 2/6/2024.
Former U.S. Senate, Democratic Leader, Harry Reid, of Nevada, has pushed hard for Nevada to Leapfrog New Hampshire as the First Presidential Nominating State, as have some National Democrats who believe Nevada, with its substantial Minority Population, is more Demographically Representative of the Party and the Nation.
But, that will cause, New Hampshire, to Change its Primary Date, to 1/30/2024, per its State Constitution.
The Bill would also have to be Accepted by the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee, which currently have Rules likely Prohibiting the Primary from occurring so Early.
The Move comes as part of a Broader Trend of States moving away from Caucus after 2016, with Ten Caucus States moving to Primaries in 2020, it leaves just: Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Wyoming, and a handful of Island Territories as the Last Remaining Caucuses.
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