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IntelligentMeal40 t1_j9ouomk wrote

Why are we talking about this? Wasn’t this already decided it’s not here anymore?


FreezingRobot t1_j9ox3nd wrote

The Republican primary wasn't moved, it's still the first in the nation. And since both the governor and the legislature are both Republican right now, the Democratic primary will be on the same day, whether they like it or not.


Quirky_Butterfly_946 t1_j9pfl8l wrote

Yup!! They don't want to show up for our primary then they get no votes. They can show up when they want but no one is going to be working the polling stations.


FreezingRobot t1_j9q1qmr wrote

I'm really curious what's going to happen on the Dem side. Is Biden going to win even though he doesn't campaign here? Or does some upstart win because he was the only one to bother showing up?


Kv603 t1_j9owvsb wrote

Democrats kicked us to the curb, GOP's first primary is still set for New Hampshire.

Assuming Biden is running , the DNC primary is a nothingburger.


SirGraniteHead t1_j9oz7sh wrote

NH law requires it to be scheduled before anyone else (for both parties). That hasn't changed.

The DNC has voted to endorse a different calendar. The DNC is a private entity and cannot control state law or when NH schedules its primary. But the political parties are private entities and they can set the rules for how they nominate people (e.g., the libertarian party does not have a primary, the DNC has its famous "superdelegates"). What the DNC has said is essentially "if NH goes first, we won't count NH votes in the nomination. Any candidate that campaigns in NH will be punished".

The Republican primary hasn't changed. It still still be first and it will still be counted.

NH will still have to schedule its primary first (by law that is very unlikely to be changed). Then those votes will essentially be ignored for the Democratic party nomination. Probably won't matter, since Biden is presumptively the nominee.

In 2028, when Biden will presumably not be running, and there is thus less need for South Carolina to go first and less fear of a progressive challenger getting early momentum by winning NH, that might change. Or, by 2028, control of the NH legislature might be in the hands of people who don't want the first in the nation primary and they change the law.


lantrick t1_j9p380k wrote

>Why are we talking about this?

Because the hyper -partisan peanut gallery needs something so all it's head spinning and projectile pea soup looks like it has a valid purpose.


JonDiPietro OP t1_j9pdoga wrote

I'm talking about it because, as I wrote, it's bad for the state. It has nothing to do with partisanship. I'm a Republican and 95% of them disagree with me on this.


lantrick t1_j9ppm8a wrote

I would disagree that the debate is non -partisan. The fact that "95%" of your party disagrees with you when there are clearly valid arguments to be made, proves other wise. Neither party can have a honest debate about it. It'a all about sticking it to the other side and non-productive partisan talking points.