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Gov. Sisolak signs bill to make Nevada the first Presidential Primary state

Gov. Sisolak has signed the bill to make Nevada the first Presidential Primary state.
Gov. Sisolak has signed the bill to make Nevada the first Presidential Primary state.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 11:58 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO) - Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed the bill that would make Nevada the first state in the nation to hold a Presidential Primary. The political parties must approve of the change, or Nevada risks not having its delegates count at the political conventions.

Previously, Nevada was the third state, utilizing a caucus instead of a primary election.

By making Nevada first, it would bring the state more attention. Political observers say the move makes sense because Nevada’s population is more representative of the nation. “We are far more reflective of the nation than are either New Hampshire or Iowa and I think after the debacles of the 2020 caucuses where both states had so many problems with their processes and are so not like America, there’s a strong argument for the national parties to take a look this and consider it” says Dr.Fred Lokken, political science professor at the Truckee Meadows Community College.

The new law calls for the primary to be held the second to last Tuesday in January. Iowa and New Hampshire have both expressed their opposition to Nevada’s move.

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