Report: Biden says South Carolina should be first primary state, Michigan first in Midwest

By: - December 1, 2022 8:28 pm
President Joe Biden addresses a crowd in Columbia, South Carolina, in February 2020. He recommended on Dec. 1, 2022, that the Democratic National Party replace New Hampshire as the first state to hold a Democratic presidential primary with South Carolina.

President Joe Biden recommended to the Democratic National Committee on Dec. 1, 2022, that South Carolina hold the first Democratic presidential primary in 2024, replacing New Hampshire as first in the nation. Biden didn’t win a primary until South Carolina when he ran in 2020. He’s seen here addressing a crowd in Columbia, S.C. as he launched his campaign there in February 2020. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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