Nevada OKs Bill Calling to Make It First Presidential Primary StateEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Nevada Senate passed a bill on Memorial Day which aims to make it the first state to hold a presidential primary election in 2024. The Senate approved the bill on May 31 on a 15-6 vote, less than a week after the measure passed the state House. The measure awaits the signature of Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. If enacted, it would require the approval of the national political parties to take effect. The legislation is a result of a lobbying campaign by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, according to The Associated Press. Reid and other state Democrats want to reform the primary process and use state-run primary elections instead of party-run caucuses, arguing that the primaries are easier to participate in than the traditional in-person caucus meetings. They also argue that New Hampshire and Iowa, the two states with the earliest primary’s, are not …Read More

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