It appears that President Biden’s push to move the first Democratic primary election from New Hampshire to South Carolina may be backfiring as more than 20 New Hampshire Democrats warned Biden this week that his plan would have a devastating effect on the election of Democrats in upcoming elections and may hurt Biden’s re-election chances there.
Acc. to Fox News Digital, Biden has supported holding the first votes in South Carolina to make sure that “voters of color” have more of a say in electing Democrats, but it appears that this move has created big problems for the Democratic Party in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Democrats, many of whom are longtime Biden allies, warned Biden in a letter sent Tuesday that his plan is creating big problems.
They explained that the Democratic National Committee is essentially asking a Republican-led state to change state law that says New Hampshire votes first – a request state Republicans have called “outrageous.”
The DNC is also asking the state to support no-fault absentee voting, another demand Republicans oppose. In their letter, Democrats said Republicans are using both of these requests to attack them, which is creating difficult headwinds for Democrats.
This move by President Biden and the DNC is a clear indication of the Democrats’ attempt to upend the primary calendar and it is unlikely that New Hampshire will heed the demands from Biden and the DNC to move their primary date, which would require action in the statehouse.
Republicans have control of each chamber and the governor. New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu responded to Biden’s demands with a promise, “we will not be blackmailed… we will not be threatened, and we will not give up.”
It’s clear that the Democrats are more concerned with appeasing a certain group of voters rather than listening to the voices of the people in New Hampshire.
This move by the Democrats is nothing more than a political power play and it’s clear that they are willing to sacrifice the voices and votes of the people in New Hampshire in order to appease a certain group of voters. The Democrats should be focused on winning the support of all voters, not just a select few.
It’s time for President Biden and the DNC to listen to the voices of the people in New Hampshire and stop trying to upend the primary calendar for their own political gain.
The Democrats should be focused on winning the support of all voters, not just a select few. It’s clear that this move by the Democrats is nothing more than a political power play and it’s time for them to put the needs of the people first.