Joe Biden wins New Hampshire Primary through a write-in effort after declining to campaign there

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Biden's path to re-election just got a whole lot clearer.

President Joe Biden won New Hampshire’s largely symbolic Democratic Primary on Tuesday, prevailing in an unusual write-in effort after he refused to campaign or appear on the state ballot.

Biden easily bested two longshot challengers, Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips and self-help author Marianne Williamson, who were on the ballot along with a host of little-known names. His victory in a race he was not formally contesting essentially cements the President’s grasp on the Democratic nomination for a second term.

The New Hampshire race will likely not count toward amassing delegates for the presidential nomination after Democrats in the state bucked a Biden-championed revamp of the primary calendar that placed South Carolina at the fore of the Democratic race for the White House.

Biden championed changing Democratic Party rules to put South Carolina first on Feb. 3, arguing that Black Democrats, the party’s most reliable base of support, and other voters of color needed to play a larger, earlier role in the primary. But Biden also won South Carolina’s Primary in 2020, reviving his campaign after a blowout loss in New Hampshire, whose electorate is whiter and older than the rest of the nation.

New Hampshire Democrats rebelled against the new plan and pushed ahead with a Primary on Tuesday, alongside the state’s Republicans. The Democratic National Committee has said that the contest won’t award delegates that ultimately select the nominee as a result of the rules violation.

Biden shunned the Primary as a result, but his allies organized hundreds of volunteers — and got help from a super PAC — to spread the word that New Hampshire Democrats could still write in his name.

The contest was overshadowed by the Republican Primary, where President Donald Trump followed up his win last week in Iowa with another victory to prove that he has seized control of his party’s nomination over his last remaining challenger, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

New Hampshire allows unaffiliated voters to participate in either party’s Primary.

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Republished with permission from The Associated Press.

Associated Press


9 comments

  • Brenda Snipes

    January 23, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    Ballot stuffing on display by the Dems in NH. Perfecting their craft for the general election.

    • Dancing Outlaw

      January 25, 2024 at 1:17 pm

      I never get tired of my same old song and dance, ’cause it’s awesome.

      But why doesn’t the GOP tire of their stolen election song and dance that was disproved in 80+ court cases and eventually brought 90+ felony charges?

      The “stolen election” song and dance is even more wore out than The Electric Slide.

      It’s electric! Bugaloo. Bugaloo.,

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    January 24, 2024 at 7:10 am

    CAUTION AMERICA:
    YOU ARE BEING EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS A. P. PROPAGANDA.
    This public service announcement was brought to you by “The Sage” Earl Pitts American’s Fan Club’s Political Science Division.
    SCIENCE AMERICA!!!!!

    • JD

      January 24, 2024 at 7:12 am

      CAUTION AMERICA:
      YOU ARE BEING EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS A. P. PROPAGANDA.

      By EarL – the biggest LOSER – Shitts.

    • rick whitaker

      January 24, 2024 at 11:04 am

      earl, quit copying me. the WARNING AND CAUTION ⚠ signs are my thing. the dook, sphincter , potty humor, etc. thing is yours. i’m sure some people enjoy your racist, sexist, foolishness, but not many. now since your bump buddy desantis lost big time, who are you going to start worshipping? i’m not running for office, so leave me alone. i don’t need any accolades from your dumb ass.

  • No_More_BS

    January 24, 2024 at 9:52 am

    “Perfecting their craft for the general election.”

    Serious stupidity on display. The GOP continues to be a festering clusterfu.

    • Brenda Snipes

      January 25, 2024 at 12:17 pm

      You are right. Of course Joe “hiding in the basement” Biden generated more enthusiasm at the polls than did the rock star himself, Barack Obama. Now if you believe that then I got some cheap waterfront land I could sell you.

  • Dont Say FLA

    January 25, 2024 at 12:58 pm

    I say bring back the reading and writing requirement for eligibility to vote. MAGA would lose tens of millions of votes, just like that.

    • Brenda Snipes

      January 25, 2024 at 7:11 pm

      But you are fine with dead people voting, ballot stuffing, harvesting, etc. I should know. Look at my name. As the ex supervisor of elections in Broward I simply looked the other way. That’s what Wasserman-Schultz told me to do.

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