‘Desperate’: Iowa and New Hampshire Democrats hit back at Bloomberg

Democratic leaders in Iowa and New Hampshire condemned Michael Bloomberg for his op-ed requesting that the primary calendar change to allow other states to have the first votes.

Bloomberg, 77, wrote an article bashing Iowa and New Hampshire for their lack of racial diversity while arguing that the states should not be allowed to have the first-in-the-nation caucuses and primaries. He called the states “homogeneous” and claimed that it was “undemocratic” to allow them heavy influence in presidential races.

The contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, which are both predominantly white, are followed by primaries in Nevada, where Hispanic voters are an important bloc, and South Carolina,
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