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Democrats expected to remove Iowa from traditional lead-off spot in 2024 campaign

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democrats are poised to strip Iowa of its traditional lead-off spot in the presidential nominating calendar in 2024, part of a broader effort to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate by allowing less overwhelmingly white states to vote first.The Democratic National Committee's rule-making arm had planned to recommend on Friday which states should be the first four to vote, while considering adding a fifth before Super Tuesday, when a large number of states hold primary elections.

But it delayed the decision until after November's election, lest it become a distraction affecting Democrats in key congressional races.Still, the position of Iowa's caucus remains precarious after technical glitches sparked a 2020 meltdown.

More than a decade of complaints that caucus rules requiring in-person attendance serve to limit participation are reaching crescendo.

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