New Hampshire Defies DNC, Sets Jan. 23 Primary

New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan has made a bold move by announcing that the state’s Democratic presidential primary will take place on Jan. 23, preceding South Carolina’s primary. This decision has escalated tensions between New Hampshire Democrats and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which recently selected South Carolina as the first-in-the-nation primary location on Feb. 3.

Notably, President Biden opted not to file for the New Hampshire primary, citing adherence to DNC guidance. Nevertheless, his supporters in the state have initiated a write-in campaign.

Scanlan did not mince words when criticizing the DNC’s decision to move up South Carolina’s primary. He argued against the notion that South Carolina is a more diverse state, asserting that this move establishes a “perilous” precedent for determining the presidential contest.