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Nevada Dems Leader: It's Time To End The Caucuses, Shift To A Primary


Added 02-24-20 08:06:03pm EST - “Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy joins a growing chorus of caucus skeptics, which now includes former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Nevada Dems Leader: It's Time To End The Caucuses, Shift To A Primary”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A precinct leader, right, counts votes at a caucus location at Coronado High School in Henderson on Saturday. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

A precinct leader, right, counts votes at a caucus location at Coronado High School in Henderson on Saturday.

The Nevada Democratic Party's top official said on Monday that the state's presidential caucuses this month should perhaps be the last. He says the state should begin the process of shifting to a statewide presidential primary.

"I believe we need to start having a serious conversation ahead of next cycle about the limitations of the caucus process and the rules around it," Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy said in a statement.

"If our goal is to bring as many Nevada Democrats as possible into the fold to select our presidential nominee, it's time for our State Party and elected leaders to look at shifting to a primary process moving forward," he added.

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