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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:28 PM

31. This is a REALLY tough question.

It is not my place to advise the DNC, but I am going to do so, regardless, because this thread has asked me to do so.

1. Let Iowa and New Hampshire go first. It's fine. Both states have developed a strong cadre of intelligent voters because they have been going first in our nominating process for so very long. I don't want to deprive the party of their well-developed political instincts. Besides, they contribute so few delegates that they hardly matter, except in regards to momentum, and I would prefer to curb that influence by having them both vote on the same day and then having NV and SC vote the very next week. That would significantly diversify our early-voting electorate and reduce the impact of the two, first-voting (and very white) states (IA and NH).

2. Super Tuesday is a failure. Bust it up. Candidates lack both the money and the time to campaign in all of these states at the same time. It makes no sense to have them all grouped together. Split them up and have them vote two or three at a time, one week apart. That seems fair and it will give our candidates some time to pay attention to the issues that matter to these states.

3. The late-voting states are basically useless to us in selecting our nominee. Again, I prefer 2 or three states per week, every week, all the way through the nominating process. Late-voting states should accelerate their primary and/or caucus dates to start as soon as possible after the current Super Tuesday states vote.

Will this help us choose our nominee sooner? No. In fact, the process I recommend would slow down our selection process a bit. Will this lack of early certainty cause a lot of anxiety? Yes. No doubt, it will. Is it worth it? Yes. I think so. I strongly believe that the votes of a greater and more diverse proportion of the Democratic Party would help us choose a better and stronger candidate for the general election.

Well, that's what I've got to say.


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