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New Hampshire Is Too White To Have the First Primary In the Country, Democratic National Committee Chairman Says

February 15, 2021

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez doesn’t like the idea of Iowa having the first caucus in the country and New Hampshire having the first primary.

The problem, according to Perez:  they’re too white.

He called the status quo “unacceptable” in a recent interview with Business Insider.

“A diverse state or states need to be first,” Perez said. “The difference between going first and going third is really important. We know the importance of momentum in Democratic primaries.”

“This is the Democratic Party of 2020,” he later added. “It’s different from the Democratic Party in how we were in 1972. And we need to reflect that change. And so I am confident that the status quo is not going to survive.”

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