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Governor signs law giving Nevada 1st presidential primary

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's governor signed into law Friday a bill that would make the Western state the first to vote on the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots.

The new law is a gamble. It's likely to set off maneuvering from other states, especially Iowa and New Hampshire, trying to move up their contests.

The national political parties would need to agree to changes in the calendar or state parties could risk losing their delegates at presidential nominating conventions.

The Democratic National Committee has not yet signaled whether it would support the shakeup. Republicans say they are opposed.

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