Democrats DO NOT want that…..
The want South Carolina to go first….
Except for once in the last few decades….
The winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary has gone on to be the nominee….
New Hampshire IS a small state that does NOT have the diverse population South Carolina has….
Being first in the primary contest also helps the small states economy and nationwide attention…
Oh, and Governor Sununu IS a Republican….
We’ll see what the Democratic Party does on this….
New Hampshire Governor Chris T. Sununu said the state will retain its “first in the nation primary” in 2024 — despite an overhaul of the Democratic National Committee’s primary calendar — at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum Tuesday evening.
In February, the DNC unanimously approved dramatic changes to the order in which states vote in Democratic primaries and elevated South Carolina to the first position, leaving New Hampshire second in voting.
The DNC has given New Hampshire until June to change its primary date, but Sununu and the New Hampshire State Assembly, including Democrats, said they will not cave to the DNC’s pressure.
“The first in the nation primary is not moving for the Democrats,” said Sununu, who is a Republican.
“It’ll be really interesting to see how it plays out, but we’re going first whether they like it or not,” he added.
Sununu said he received a letter from the DNC, which requested Sununu and the legislature affirm that New Hampshire would vote second.
In a “cordial but firm and snarky” letter responding to the DNC, Sununu said he “laid it out” to both President Joe Biden and the DNC that he would not budge.
“You’re crazy,” Sununu said. “I dare you — come and take it.”
He also disputed the DNC’s justification of elevating states with greater racial diversity for the decision to place the South Carolina primary ahead of New Hampshire.
“They have barely 15 percent voter participation. What’s the point of diversity if you don’t encourage people to get out and vote?” Sununu said.
Sununu alleged political foul play by Biden, describing the President placing South Carolina — the state that turned around his path to the nomination — as “blatant personal political payback to his friends.”….
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