The postponement comes after the committee has spent months interviewing, discussing and debating a brand new slate of states which are vying to get into the early window of the presidential nominating calendar, a extremely influential perch that’s been held by Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina for over a decade.

Earlier this yr, the DNC reopened the applying course of, listening to shows from 17 states and territories, all with a watch towards growing the racial variety and competitiveness of the states that lead off the presidential nominating course of.

For 2 states particularly, Michigan and Minnesota, the power to vary their major date requires some cooperation with Republicans of their state, and neither had gotten public commitments for cooperation. Each states have emerged as main contenders for the Midwestern slot within the calendar, doubtless changing Iowa, which got here below harsh criticism for its bungling of the Democratic caucuses in 2020.

It’s not simply the states themselves within the early window that would change, however the order wherein they’d vote. There’s a heated battle between New Hampshire and Nevada for the highest slot, whereas DNC members have additionally left open the potential of including a fifth state to the lineup.

One DNC member who serves on the principles committee raised the likelihood that there are lingering considerations over any change to the order of the states, like if New Hampshire have been to lose its first-in-the-nation standing, and the way which may have an effect on Sen. Maggie Hassan, who’s working in a tricky reelection battle.

A celebration official concerned within the course of stated quite a few states had feasibility issues, like confirming modifications to their major date, that couldn’t be addressed over the subsequent week and Democratic management wished to maintain its give attention to preparations for the midterms.