The Battle Between Tradition and Party Rules Unfolds
Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 09:52 PM EST.
CONCORD, N.H., In a bold move, New Hampshire has officially set the date for its 2024 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, defying the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and risking sanctions. The clash between the state and the national party reached its peak as Secretary of State Dave Scanlan announced the primary date as Jan. 23, putting New Hampshire out of compliance with the DNC’s 2024 presidential nominating calendar.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)
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.
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