New Hampshire Secretary of state Steve Scanlan announced on Wednesday that the state’s presidential primary would be held on January 23rd ahead of South Carolina’s contest.
The news comes as tensions have ramped up between New Hampshire Democrats and the Democratic National Committee over the committee’s decision to make South Carolina’s primary the first in the nation on February 3.
President Biden did not file for the New Hampshire primary, citing obligations to comply with DNC guidance. His supporters in the state have launched a write-in campaign.
Scanlan criticized the DNC’s vote to move South Carolina’s primary up and pushed back against the argument that South Carolina was a more diverse state, saying it set a “dangerous” precedent for deciding the presidential
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