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New Hampshire Defies DNC, Sets 2024 Presidential Primary Date

The Battle Between Tradition and Party Rules Unfolds

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 09:52 PM EST.

New Hampshire’s Republican Governor, Chris Sununu (center), addresses the media following the announcement by N.H. Secretary of State Dave Scanlan (left) setting the date for the state’s 2024 first-in-the-nation presidential primary on November 15, 2023, at the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. (Photo credit: Fox News/Paul Steinhauser)

The Announcement

Speaking in front of a diverse audience, Scanlan declared the primary date, emphasizing the state’s commitment to its century-old tradition. However, this move has consequences, as the DNC could impose sanctions, potentially resulting in the loss of half of New Hampshire’s delegates to the national convention.

Republican Response

Governor Chris Sununu, a vocal critic of the DNC’s attempt to alter the primary calendar, warned of the impact on citizens, especially independents and Democrats. He expressed concern that the national party’s actions risk sidelining New Hampshire voters, a move that could have repercussions in the 2024 elections.

New Hampshire holds the first presidential primary
A sign outside the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, proudly designates the state’s century-old, revered status as the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. (Photo credit: Fox News – Paul Steinhauser)
 

President Biden’s Decision

President Biden, reacting to the unsanctioned primary, opted to keep his name off the New Hampshire ballot. This decision has sparked a write-in campaign by Granite State Democrats, aiming to prevent an electoral embarrassment for the president as he seeks a second term.

DNC’s Calendar Change

The DNC’s push to diversify the early states’ electorate led to a proposed calendar change, elevating South Carolina to the lead position. New Hampshire resisted this change, asserting that compliance would require scrapping state laws protecting its first-in-the-nation primary status.

New Hampshire’s Stand

Scanlan defended New Hampshire’s position, rejecting the argument that the state lacks racial diversity. He argued that the true motive behind the calendar change was an attempt by national elites to predetermine the nominee, a move incompatible with New Hampshire’s democratic tradition.

Joe Biden holds rally ahead of NH primary
Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in front of the New Hampshire State House on November 8, 2019, in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo credit: Fox News)

Republican Confidence

Governor Sununu expressed confidence that President Biden’s precedent-setting decision to skip New Hampshire would deter future Democrats from doing the same. He predicted potential harm to Biden’s chances and the Democratic Party as a whole, emphasizing the importance of respecting New Hampshire’s historical role.

Democratic Perspective

While there are concerns among Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire, some view the calendar change as sour grapes from President Biden, who faced setbacks in the 2020 caucuses and primaries before securing the nomination. Despite primary challenges, Biden remains the front-runner, but concerns over his age persist.

Dean Phillips files in New Hampshire
Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota shakes hands with New Hampshire Secretary of State Dave Scanlan while registering for the Democratic presidential primary in the state. (Photo credit: Fox News – Paul Steinhauser)

As New Hampshire stands firm in its commitment to tradition, the clash with the DNC underscores the ongoing tension between state autonomy and national party rules. The repercussions of this standoff could extend beyond the primary season, impacting the Democratic Party’s unity and electoral strategy in the 2024 elections. The battle for the first-in-the-nation status continues to unfold, with implications for both New Hampshire and the national political landscape.

This Article is written on the basis of  Fox News Digital election hub.


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About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.


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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

Shafeek Ahmad
Shafeek Ahmadhttps://howtobeaspoonie.com
Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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