The Democrat Party has been up against many problems since January 2021. The party is bogged down by a president who’s failing to appease his base and getting hit with one crisis on his watch after the next.
Meanwhile, the midterm elections aren’t looking too good for the Democrat Party. Polls continue to show the party as likely to get swept by GOP candidates, especially in the House of Representatives.
At the same time, growing numbers of Democratic officials, lawmakers, and others are sounding the alarm about Biden following through with his promises to go for reelection.
Now, Politico has revealed the Democratic National Committee is postponing a vote that would determine which states will be eligible for early presidential nomination voting.
Reviewing the DNC’s Latest Change
Right now, states that could be eligible for early presidential nominations are providing more details concerning their own state-level election procedures. Previously, the DNC’s vote on these states was set to take place later this month.
Instead, higher-ups within the Democrat Party will now wait until the midterms have passed before assessing which states should have a role in the early presidential nominations process.
The @DNC’s punt of the early voting state calendar decision until after the midterms comes as @Maggie_Hassan faced questions over her ability to help save NH’s 100yr primary tradition. Story from Friday: https://t.co/Y6TaZvLALI #FITN #NHPolitics #NHSen #WMUR
— Adam Sexton (@AdamSextonWMUR) July 31, 2022
Traditionally, Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada, and New Hampshire have held slots in the early presidential nomination process. Although this go-around, other states are looking to get involved.
Thus far, however, some of the fiercest competition exists between New Hampshire and Nevada.
The order of the states chosen for voting could impact the power and influence of candidates that run for office as well. Ultimately, there are just a lot of moving parts for the DNC to take into account as the midterms and 2024 get closer.
More Questions Ahead of 2024
As Democrats work on their presidential nominating calendar, there’s also a lot of debate about who the party’s 2024 nominee will be.
Biden says he’s running again, but his party members are increasingly coming out against this. Democratic lawmakers like Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Joe Manchin refused to endorse Biden for a second term when they were directly asked to.
The Iowa Democratic Party has to wait even longer to learn the fate of #iacaucus. DNC is waiting until AFTER the midterm election to make a decision on the presidential nominating calendar. The plan originally was to have a decision done later next week. @IowaPublicRadio 1/4
— Clay Masters (@Clay_Masters) July 30, 2022
Meanwhile, Democrats like Governors Gavin Newsom and J.B. Pritzker seem to be making moves to potentially primary Biden.
Newsom, for instance, is buying ads in right-wing states and going after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is widely viewed as a possible GOP 2024 candidate.
Finally, the midterm elections are greatly regarded as a bellwether for how 2024 will turn out, regardless of how the DNC works out its presidential nomination calendar.
What do you think about the DNC postponing a vote on the states that can participate in early voting for the Democratic presidential nomination? In the comments area, you’re more than welcome to let us know your views on how this will impact the party.
This article appeared in Watch Dog News and has been published here with permission.