strong>LAS VEGAS – Nearing retirement, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid criticized the first two states in the presidential nomination process for being demographically unrepresentative of the country.

"I was always terribly upset about how we chose our presidents. You go to New Hampshire and there are no minorities there and nobody lives there and there are no minorities," Reid said. "You go to Iowa and there are a few people there but again that does not demonstrate what America is all about for different reasons."

Reid was speaking to reporters and political strategists at the Washington Post 2016 "Debate Pregame" in Las Vegas.

"I'm satisfied that what we've done has been good for the country," Reid added. "And I don't mean to denigrate New Hampshire or Iowa but they shouldn't be the ones choosing who's going to be president."

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