GRANITE STATE DEFIES PRESIDENT’S ELECTION MANIPULATION, KEEPS FIRST-IN-NATION PRIMARY STATUS
Team Biden and the Democratic National Committee gambled big when they tried to force New Hampshire off of its traditional position as the first presidential primary state in the nation. New Hampshire wasn’t messing around.
The Granite State rejected the Biden’s reordering of the presidential nominating calendar. The state has now set its primary date for Jan. 23, two weeks ahead of South Carolina’s Democratic primary, which is Feb. 3. The date was announced by Secretary of State David Scanlan this week.
Democrats, spearheaded by Biden, wanted South Carolina to go first next year, but by tradition and by state law, New Hampshire has always been first.
The defiance comes in the wake of a broader Biden aimed at reshuffling the primary calendar to ostensibly better reflect racial diversity within the party. But many see it as a brazen attempt for Biden to get an advantage, and some point out that the media has been relatively silent about the election manipulation already being displayed by Biden and the DNC.
The way the DNC set up its calendar, South Carolina would go, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire at the same time, and then Georgia and Michigan. The Democrats were looking for an advantage in states considered strong for them. Biden was demanding that New Hampshire back down from its own state laws.
In December of 2022 President Biden, in a letter to the DNC, emphasized the importance of ensuring that black voters have an early voice in the nominating process. There are not enough blacks in New Hampshire, Biden was arguing. Only 10% of New Hampshire residents identify as black, while 26% of South Carolina residents are black.
Biden advocated for an update to the primary process to align with racial quotas. DNC Chair Jamie Harrison echoed this sentiment, noting that the proposed plan reflects the diverse makeup of America. They did not explain why Hawaii, the most racially diverse state in the nation, according to the U.S. Census, should not be first to nominate.
New Hampshire Secretary of State Scanlan said, “We did not take the first-in-the-nation primary from anyone, and we will vigorously defend it.” He also criticized the use of racial diversity as a basis for altering the presidential primary calendar and questioned the fairness of such criteria in determining a state’s eligibility for early primaries.
No single state could perfectly mirror the entirety of America’s demographic composition, Scanlan said, and no state should be seen as more “American” than another in the context of the primary process.
In adherence to the DNC’s guidelines, President Biden did not file for the New Hampshire primary. His supporters in the state have initiated a write-in campaign, which will be a historic event in itself.