CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s secretary of state on Wednesday scheduled the state’s presidential primaries for Jan. 23, 2024, extending its century-old streak of going first regardless of nationwide Democrats’ efforts to overhaul the nominating calendar.
State legislation requires New Hampshire’s Republican and Democratic primaries to be held no less than seven days earlier than any comparable contest and provides the secretary of state sole authority to set the date. Like his predecessor did for many years, Secretary of State David Scanlan, a Republican, waited for the mud to settle in different states earlier than saying his resolution.
New Hampshire’s presidential main ballots may have 24 Republicans and 21 Democrats, however no Biden
Biden gained’t seem on New Hampshire Democratic main poll. However write-ins are nonetheless an possibility
Republicans will kick off the nominating course of with the Iowa caucus on Jan. 15, 2024. New Hampshire’s main eight days later can be an important alternative for GOP candidates to indicate they will stay aggressive in opposition to former President Donald Trump, the early front-runner for his or her social gathering’s presidential nomination. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie specifically has put New Hampshire on the heart of his technique.
Iowa’s Democrats additionally will caucus on Jan. 15, 2024, however not launch the presidential outcomes instantly to adjust to new social gathering guidelines sought by President Joe Biden, who argued Black and different minority voters ought to play a bigger, earlier position. Iowa and New Hampshire are every greater than 90% white.
The Democratic Nationwide Committee accepted a brand new calendar with South Carolina’s main on Feb. 3, 2024, adopted three days later by Nevada. The schedule additionally strikes Michigan into the group of early states voting earlier than Tremendous Tuesday on March 5, 2024, when a lot of the remainder of the nation holds primaries.
Biden gained’t seem on the New Hampshire poll and isn’t planning to marketing campaign there, although a number of the state’s high Democrats are organizing a write-in marketing campaign backing his reelection bid.
The Republican area has begun to consolidate since former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott dropped out. Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy are vying to emerge because the chief Trump opponent.
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