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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:59 PM

Nevada governor signs law giving state the 1st presidential primary

Source: AP

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, signed into law Friday a bill that would make the Western state the first to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots.

Signing the law is a gamble.

It's likely to set off maneuvering by other states, especially Iowa and New Hampshire, trying to move up their contests. The national political parties would need to agree to changes in the calendar or state parties could risk losing their delegates at presidential nominating conventions.

The Democratic National Committee has not yet signaled whether it would support the calendar shakeup and isn't expected to start writing rules for its nominating process until next year.

Read more: https://www.khou.com/article/news/nation-world/governor-signs-law-giving-nevada-1st-presidential-primary/507-565483d2-a26f-4a90-bbef-184ea0ad4ee2

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Reply Nevada governor signs law giving state the 1st presidential primary (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 11 OP
Lovie777 Jun 11 #1
SharonClark Jun 11 #2
nitpicker Jun 11 #3
rurallib Jun 11 #14
question everything Jun 11 #4
wyn borkins Jun 11 #5
Bettie Jun 11 #6
former9thward Jun 11 #7
Bettie Jun 11 #8
wyn borkins Jun 11 #9
rambler_american Jun 12 #21
Ruby the Liberal Jun 11 #10
yonder Jun 11 #11
brooklynite Jun 11 #12
brooklynite Jun 11 #13
OneBro Jun 11 #15
Karma13612 Jun 11 #16
brooklynite Jun 12 #17
The Jungle 1 Jun 12 #18
Politicub Jun 12 #19
Bettie Jun 12 #22
oasis Jun 12 #20
brooklynite Jun 12 #23
oasis Jun 13 #24
JI7 Jun 13 #25
jmowreader Jun 13 #26
brooklynite Jun 13 #27

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:04 PM

1. Will this override Iowa? . . .

make it soooooooooooooooooo

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:11 PM

2. Hope so. As an Iowan, I'm sick of all the

pandering and unfairness of the process but the two state parties are determined to keep Iowa first. I stopped my monthly donation to the Iowa Dems as a result.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:33 PM

3. I can see this now

All three states will manouvre until their primary contests are 8 Nov 2023.

((Have to get the 2023 general election out of the way first...))

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Response to nitpicker (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:28 PM

14. don't laugh - we (Iowa) went through this a few years back and

at one point Christmas week was being floated as a possible date.

I personally think the country ought to be divided into sections and each section gets to lead every 16 years or so

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:36 PM

4. Make it rotating multi primaries

Either regional, or use other criteria to form groups - 4 0r 5 - and rotate their order.

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Response to question everything (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:18 PM

5. Your Suggestion Has Merit, and...

I would agree with your 'rotational multi-state adjustment' theory as long as neither Iowa nor New Hampshire get into the process (again) until at least the year 2525. And that Louis Gohmert not be allowed to proceed with his suggested (moon/earth) rotation and orbit shifting operations.

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Response to wyn borkins (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:53 PM

6. "Get into the process"?

So, no votes for the two states you dislike until after 2525?

Are we allowed to vote in the presidential election at all or just not permitted a primary?

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Response to Bettie (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:42 PM

7. 2525? I don't think we should be writing rules for 500 years from now.

If there is still a government they will probably be doing something different by then.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:49 PM

8. Well, there's that too

I don't think Iowa should be first, but we should still get to vote, y'know?

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Response to Bettie (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:51 PM

9. Oops...My Response Was Poorly Worded...My Bad

All would be the same as has been (occurring) in the past, except the two states noted would not be first nor second (in the scheme of those things); and I herewith totally withdraw my silly statement of not allowing the great state of Iowa nor the grand state of New Hampshire to perform their official duties until that previously detailed year.

Of course you would be allowed to vote in both the primary as well as in the actual Presidential election(s).

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Response to Bettie (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:35 PM

21. In the year 2525

if man is still alive. If woman can survive.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:03 PM

10. Super New Years Day will be legend in a few years

Cap off the holidays by watching all of the results coming in.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:11 PM

11. Nevadowa.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:14 PM

12. Meaningless symbolism...

1. Iowa holds a Caucus, and can go before anyone else. The Republican Iowa Government will not change to a Primary.

2. New Hampshire also has a first in the nation Primary Law and will adjust their date accordingly (for 2008, they were prepared to move their date to December 2007).

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:31 PM

15. Avoid the jockeying. "Our is same day as Iowa's"

Better yet, "Same day as the first state to vote, but not later than . . . "

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:14 PM

16. How about every state

On the same day.

One national Primary day.
Six months prior to the general.

So that’s Early May. Good weather for the entire country; no more standing outside in cold sleet or wet snow in the early states.

Also eliminates all the claims about voters attempting to vote twice in different party primaries (I heard that was a problem??) or simply changing parties to vote and mess with the opposing party’s candidate. AND it eliminates the problem with “momentum” of one candidate over another due to staggered wins.

We need some standardization. Not that it would ever be agreed to in reality. America loves it’s convoluted states rights stuff over simplicity and equality for all voters.

Now just give me a quick second to put on my fire-proof clothes.
OK, I’m ready! Let the flaming begin

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 12:42 AM

17. Not flaming; simple logic

A national primary will give a strong edge to candidates with name recognition and large fund-raising operations; the opportunity for a Pete Buttigieg or Andrew Yang (or an obscure Governor like Jimmy Carter) to get noticed will disappear. Additionally, there'll be no instances of a candidate meeting with a group of voters in a town hall and responding to real issue questions. Everything will be TV commercials, rallies with the already convinced and huge amounts of fundraising.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:14 PM

18. The whole country should do it on the same day.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:17 PM

19. FFS - moving the first primary to another caucus state isn't solving the problem of

caucuses. There are real issues with accessibility, arcane rules and peer pressure that skew caucus results. They're not good barometers.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:24 PM

22. I believe they are not doing a caucus anymore

but having a primary instead.

Wish Iowa would do this too. Aside from the very real issues, it is a fuckton of work for those of us who have to run our local precincts.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:40 PM

20. Make it happen!!!

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Response to oasis (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:42 PM

23. December 30, 2023 will be a lovely day for the New Hampshire Primary...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 01:12 AM

24. "Nothing else in the world is so powerful as the idea to move Nevada

ahead of the primary/caucus states." Victor Hugo.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 02:43 AM

25. Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina should all go first on the same day

and all should be a primary.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:53 PM

26. I have a MUCH better idea, but it would take an amendment

National Campaign Start Day will be January 1. Any campaigning for president before that date will be a federal offense. The punishment will be loss of the right to run for any political office.

National Primary Week (your state’s choice, primary or caucus) will be the first Saturday of April to the Friday after that. All 50 states will choose the candidates for president at that time.

National Election Week will be July 5 through 11. There will be elections for federal office every four years, so the House terms will be 4 years and Senate terms will be 8. This way, the president will have the same Congress to deal with his or her full term. Presidents can still serve two terms, and Congress can still serve as long as it likes.

Safe Harbor Day will be August 1. On that date, all ballots will be shipped to the National Archives.

The Electoral College meets over Labor Day weekend, unless we go to a national popular vote system. If we keep the EC, use the number of Representatives as the number of electors...so Wyoming gets one vote and not three.

During the period between Labor Day and New Government Day, Congress will set up its field office leases and the new Cabinet will be chosen.

New Government Day will be January 1. The Congress will be sworn in at 9 am. The President and VP will be sworn in at noon. Football games will start at 1 pm.

The reason elections are held in November is so farmers would be able to leave work to vote. Farmers have cars now, so there’s no reason to wait that long any more.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:29 PM

27. Foolish idea...

Andrew Yang, not an elected official, advocated for Congress to pass a Universal Basic Income.

Amy Klobuchar, an elected official is invited to give a speech a year before the Election at the NH Democratic Party dinner and talk about important policies facing the Senate.

Joe Biden, a former elected official is invited on to an MSNBC show to talk about how the Obama Administration compares to the Trump Administration.

Question: we’re any of them “campaigning”?

Bottom line: campaigns start as early as candidates want them to. If you don’t want to engage with the candidates, tune them out.

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