New Hampshire Democrats defy Biden, DNC ultimatum to ditch first-in-nation primary: ’embarrassing situation’

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Friday marks the deadline for New Hampshire to come into compliance with the Democratic National Committee’s new presidential nominating calendar.

It’s pretty clear that New Hampshire won’t be complying.

The DNC overwhelmingly voted in early February to dramatically alter the top of its presidential nominating calendar for the 2024 election cycle, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their longtime leadoff positions.

But months later, there’s no resolution with New Hampshire or Iowa, and the party appears far from implementing its revamped primary schedule.

“Granite Staters appreciate and respect the responsibility of the over 100-year tradition of the First in the Nation New Hampshire primary. They understand New Hampshire has a special place in the history of American politics and their place in it. We look forward to continuing that tradition here next year, and in the years to come,” longtime New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Ray Buckley said this summer.

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