New Hampshire Democrats to Biden: Changing primary calendar will ‘wreak havoc’ on us
New Hampshire Democrats are pushing President Biden not to change the party’s primary calendar, claiming proposed changes will “wreak havoc” in the state. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) voted last month to make South Carolina the first state to cast ballots in the primary lineup, taking New Hampshire out of its early spot and removing Iowa as the first caucus state. Democrats, including two former U.S. lawmakers, a former governor, and more than a dozen other New Hampshire Democrats argue that shifting the state out of its current position as the first primary in the nation would hurt party members in the next election. In a letter to the White House, New Hampshire Democrats say that the proposed change will put them in a “no-win position” and make the party vulnerable to Republicans in the state.