U.S. presidential primary dates scrambled

The scrambled schedule of U.S. presidential primaries may impact voters, but few believe it will affect the front-runners, it was reported Sunday.

U.S. presidential primary dates scrambled
The scrambled schedule of U.S. presidential primaries may impact voters, but few believe it will affect the front-runners, it was reported Sunday.

"The primary process is broken. It's a terrible mess. It really is not fair in the way the public gets to participate in the nominating process," Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton and a Democratic strategist, told The Washington Times.

Despite the chaos, the dates of the front-loaded primaries will not impact who the front-runners are, Panetta said, noting, "They have already calculated some of the moving dates into their game plan."

The latest move came last week when South Carolina Republicans announced they were moving their state's GOP primary from Feb. 2 to Jan. 19 to jump ahead of Florida's Jan. 29 primary.

By the end of February 2008, 32 states already will have held their primary voting contests, The Times said.

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