The 17 states and territories in competition are: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.
In April, the foundations committee voted to reopen the presidential nominating window, forcing all states — together with the present early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina — to use for his or her slot. The transfer got here after the present lineup of states got here underneath growing fireplace for a scarcity of range and, particularly, poor execution of the caucuses in Iowa in 2020.
Concerning New York, the co-chairs wrote that they had been nervous concerning the state’s “dimension, the price of campaigning there, its profile as a ‘strong blue state,’ and considerations that it will be unattainable to counterbalance the disproportionate variety of city voters it will introduce into the pre-window interval.”
“Whereas there are different giant states to which these considerations apply, not one of the others introduce all of those points collectively,” the memo continues.
Nebraska, a Republican-controlled state, had proposed switching to a party-run major to bypass the GOP legislature, however that may “create confusion by rendering the state-run course of meaningless regardless of Democrats being on the poll,” the memo says. And of Democrats Overseas, the co-chairs mentioned the logistics could be too sophisticated.