By Steve Holland
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President won’t have his identify on the New Hampshire Democratic primary ballot after the state refused to abide by new Democratic Get together guidelines that South Carolina maintain its primary contest first, the Biden re-election marketing campaign stated on Tuesday.
The Democratic Get together had moved to eradicate Iowa and New Hampshire because the states holding the primary two election nominating contests in favor of South Carolina.
New Hampshire state legislation mandates that the state maintain its primary election first, however the Democratic Nationwide Committee wished South Carolina to go first in a push for affect from extra numerous states.
Biden’s marketing campaign chair, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, stated in a letter to New Hampshire Democratic Get together Chair Ray Buckley that Biden wouldn’t submit a declaration of candidacy for the New Hampshire ballot forward of the deadline on Friday.
She stated Biden appears to be like ahead to having his identify on New Hampshire’s common election ballot on Election Day, Nov. 5, 2024, as soon as he secures the Democratic Get together’s nomination for president on the Democratic Nationwide Conference in Chicago subsequent August.
Biden, 80, has confronted no main opposition in his drive to be the celebration’s nominee.
Buckley, in response to Rodriguez’s letter, stated: “The truth is that Joe Biden will win the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary in January, win renomination in Chicago and might be re-elected subsequent November.”
(Reporting by Steve Holland; Enhancing by Leslie Adler)