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Biden upends the primary schedule and shields himself from rivals.

Biden’s proposal dramatically reshapes the early primary season calendar and bends it in his favor. He has made it abundantly clear that he intends to run for reelection in 2024. The new order, adopted on Friday, calls for the first month of the nomination process to go like this. Iowa and New Hampshire voters pushed Joe Biden into fifth place in the presidential race. South Carolina’s Black voters saved his candidacy with an endorsement from Rep. James E. Clyburn.

The new calendar reflects Biden’s experience in claiming the nomination in 2020. It also recognizes how the nominating process has changed.