New Hamp­shire announces pri­ma­ry for Jan. 23, defy­ing DNC sched­ule

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New Hamp­shire Sec­re­tary of State David Scan­lan announced on Wednes­day the Gran­ite State’s pri­ma­ry will take place on Jan. 23, 2024, defy­ing the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee’s pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nat­ing sched­ule.
The first-in-the-nation pri­ma­ry comes eight days after the Jan. 15 Iowa cau­cus­es for Repub­li­cans, flout­ing the DNC and Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s deci­sion to reshuf­fle the nom­i­nat­ing sched­ule to give pref­er­ence to South Car­oli­na’s Feb. 3 pri­ma­ry in the after­math of the 2020 elec­tion.
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New Hamp­shire will keep its first-place pri­ma­ry sta­tus in the sched­ule but will also face pun­ish­ment from the DNC, includ­ing the loss of del­e­gates at the Demo­c­ra­t­ic con­ven­tion due to non­com­pli­ance with the com­mit­tee’s rules. Biden will also not appear on the pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry bal­lot due to his com­pli­ance with DNC rules, …