DNC chair wants to reform caucuses to encourage diversity

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, addresses member of the audience on stage Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before the start of a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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UPDATED 5:01 PM PT — Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez has claimed he wants to reform the Democrat caucuses. During an interview Wednesday, Perez said he wanted to review the order of when each primary happens to reflect a more diverse voter base and give candidates more of a chance to stand out.

This came after Perez suffered intense backlash for appearing to change the committee’s donor requirements, which allowed Michael Bloomberg to participate in the most recent round of debates. Despite the criticism, the chairman claimed he is ready to have a serious discussion about making presidential races a “level field for everyone.”

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

“Parties should be in the business, in my judgement, of helping Democrats up and down the ticket win,” stated Perez. “I want to make sure that we reflect the grand diversity of our party in everything we do, including how we administer our primary system.”

Perez has refused calls for his resignation in the wake of the donor requirement scandal.

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DNC chair wants to reform caucuses to encourage diversity

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, addresses member of the audience on stage Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before the start of a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez claimed he wants to reform the Democrat caucuses.

During an interview Wednesday, Perez said he wanted to review the order of when each primary happens to reflect a more diverse voter base and give candidates more of a chance to stand out.

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

This came after Perez suffered intense backlash for appearing to change the committee’s donor requirements, which allowed Michael Bloomberg to participate in the most recent round of debates.

Despite the criticism, the chairman claimed he is ready to have a serious discussion about making presidential races a “level field for everyone.”

“Parties should be in the business, in my judgement, of helping Democrats up and down the ticket win,” stated Perez. “I want to make sure that we reflect the grand diversity of our party in everything we do, including how we administer our primary system.”

Perez has refused calls for his resignation in the wake of the donor requirement scandal.

RELATED: Democrats Come Down On DNC Chair Tom Perez In Wake Of Iowa Caucus

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President Trump slams Democrats for handling of Iowa caucuses, impeachment

President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, for the short flight to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Trump is mocking Democrats after their major failure in Iowa. On Friday, the president tweeted he thinks Democrats should blame Russia again for their problems.

Attached to his statement was a report by the Associated Press, which said they could not determine a winner from the Iowa caucuses. The outlet has said this was due to too many irregularities in the process as well as the tight margin between presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.

President Trump noted no one “knows who the real winner is.”

The president further questioned how Democrats will be able to run U.S. healthcare if they can’t even count votes properly.

“They couldn’t even take a simple tabulation, and yet, they’re telling you how to run the country and how to run healthcare,” he said. “Think of it, all the money the Democrats spent and the votes are fried – they have no idea who won.”

In this Feb. 4, 2020 photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for the Iowa Caucuses on a downtown skywalk, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The president also spoke out against Democrats’ latest lawsuit against him, which was rejected in D.C.’s Circuit Court of Appeals.

Earlier in the day, he took aim at Democrats in general, saying they have “Trump derangement syndrome.” He said this was on full display when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of his State of the Union speech.

“Well, I thought it was a terrible thing when she ripped up the speech,” said President Trump. “I thought it was very disrespectful to the chamber, to the country.”

He went on to say the House’s impeachment against him should be expunged because it was “a total political hoax.”

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Biden goes after Buttigieg following Iowa caucuses

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Somersworth, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Joe Biden is attacking Pete Buttigieg following Monday’s caucuses. On Wednesday, Biden told voters Buttigieg is too inexperienced to be President of the United States. The former vice president then proceeded to list his own accomplishments from his time in the Obama administration.

Recent polls showed Biden in second place in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary on Tuesday. Biden added he took a “gut punch” in Iowa, but said he’s in the race for the long haul.

“I’m not going to sugar coat it, we took a gut punch in Iowa,” he said. “But look, this isn’t the first time in my life I’ve been knocked down.”

This combination of Jan. 26, 2020, photos shows at left, Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa; and at right Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Sioux City, Iowa. After a daylong delay, partial results from Iowa’s Democratic caucuses showed Buttigieg and Sanders ahead of the pack. (AP Photo)

Iowa’s Democrat Party released additional results from the state’s caucus earlier in the day, which showed Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders leading the field. According to the latest data from 92 percent of the precincts, Buttigieg carried 26.5 percent of delegates vote. He was trailed closely by Bernie Sanders, who had 25.6 percent, and Elizabeth Warren, who held 18.3 percent.

It’s unclear when the remaining results will be released. Meanwhile, candidates are now focusing on New Hampshire, where the next primary contest will take place.

CONTINUE READING: Buttigieg Takes Lead In Race For Democrat Nomination, Former Mayor Gets 26% Of Iowa Vote

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