New York Democrats won't get to vote in an early presidential primary in 2024
Elena Schneider reports for Politico that New York Democrats will not be among the first in the country voting on presidential candidates in the 2024 primary elections. The Democratic National Committee eliminated New York from its list of states vying for the early presidential nominating window on June 11. The Democratic Party co-chairs wrote that they were concerned about New York's “size, the cost of campaigning there, its profile as a ‘solid blue state,’ and concerns that it would be impossible to counterbalance the disproportionate number of urban voters it would introduce into the pre-window period.... While there are other large states to which these concerns apply, none of the others introduce all of these issues together,” they wrote in a memo shared with Politico. For years, New York Democrats vote late in the primary process, usually after the winner is pre-determined. 1976 was the last year New York Democrats voted in a competitive primary where the outcome was still in doubt, with voters picking Senator Henry Jackson from Washington State over Rep. Morris Udall of Texas and Georgia peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. Read more about this story at Politico.