In a stunning turn of events, the DNC and President Joe Biden have wrought chaos and confusion in the Democratic primary schedule, leaving the once-proud states of Iowa and New Hampshire in disarray. The Democrats have upended tradition by stripping Iowa of its first nominating contest status and bypassing New Hampshire’s primary in favor of South Carolina. It seems the Democrats have decided to prioritize diversity in the primary schedule, with South Carolina taking the lead, and Rep. Jim Clyburn’s home state benefiting from this decision.
New Hampshire Has Made Decision on 2024 Primary
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 17, 2023
New Hampshire, however, has refused to take this insult lying down. Secretary of State David Scanlan made it official by announcing the primary date to be January 23, defiantly asserting the Granite State’s importance in the nominating process. The state’s rebellion is further bolstered by the Republican Party Chairman Chris Ager’s proclamation that the primary date is set, with or without Joe Biden’s participation. Quite the bold move indeed!
— NHGOP Chairman Chris Ager (@NHGOPChairman) November 15, 2023
— NH Secretary of State (@NHSecretary) November 15, 2023
I and twenty other Democrats didn’t buck New Hampshire.
We each brought a thousand dollar check to the State House and placed our names on the presidential ballot.
Because in America, voters should have choices and parties shouldn’t force states to violate their constitutions. pic.twitter.com/BUKv0KEjFZ
— Congressman Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@deanbphillips) November 15, 2023
Notably, Biden’s absence from the ballot in New Hampshire has caused quite a stir, as his campaign opted out of appearing on the state’s primary ballot, sparking speculation of potential losses in both New Hampshire and Iowa.
Moreover, Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota and other members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation have raised their voices against the DNC’s interference. Phillips, who has launched a primary challenge against Biden, questioned the party’s decision to override state law and voiced his support for keeping the first-in-the-nation primary status intact. It seems that even within the Democratic ranks, frustration and backlash against Biden and the DNC are brewing.
On the other hand, while Iowa Democrats have succumbed to the DNC’s pressure and moved their caucus to March 5, Iowa Republicans have stood their ground and will still hold the first nominating contest in the country on January 15. The stark contrast between the two parties’ responses to the DNC’s meddling highlights the resilience and determination of the Republican Party in maintaining tradition and order.
In the end, it appears that the DNC’s attempts to shake up the primary schedule have stirred up resistance and turmoil, with New Hampshire and Iowa defiantly asserting their roles in the presidential nominating process. The juxtaposition of the Democratic and Republican responses further underscores the chaos and disarray sown by the Biden administration and the DNC. As the dust settles, it remains to be seen how this upheaval will impact the 2024 presidential race.