Why New Hampshire’s primary is always first

Why New Hampshire’s primary is always first 1

 

After a disastrous Iowa caucus, people are asking why New Hampshire gets to be the first in the nation for primary season. Chris Cillizza explains the history into why this tiny state votes first.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Vote-reporting mess leaves Iowa with no victor on caucus night
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The 50 US States Ranked By Population
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Why do Iowa and New Hampshire, two of the nation’s least diverse states, get to vote first?
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How many Dunkin Donuts locations are there in the United States?
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A History of U.S. Presidential Primaries: 1912-64
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New Hampshire: A Proven Primary Tradition
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What The 1952 Republican Primary Teaches Us About Today’s Primary
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Why is New Hampshire the first primary in the nation?
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Meet The Guard Dog Who Keeps The New Hampshire Primary First
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Dixville Notch, NH finds enough people to retain voting claim to fame
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How Predictive Are Iowa And New Hampshire?
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66 Comments on "Why New Hampshire’s primary is always first"

  1. Hey, Chris here — which state do you think should vote first?

  2. Bernie is getting screwed again ☝😤

    • @Alice’s Rabbit The numbers for the Iowa caucus are 97% in and Bernie is expected to win there. I wasn’t talking about the Democratic nomination. And, besides, if 2016 has taught us anything, no one can predict a winner.

    • Bjay AwesomeBlackDude | February 6, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      @Eric Larsen Sry but Bernis Sanders had WON all three category If there’s one thing that CNN will not stand for it’s the truth..🙄

    • @Alice’s Rabbit Love your username… Reference to White Rabbit?

    • Alice's Rabbit | February 6, 2020 at 6:11 PM | Reply

      @Ditto
      Follow the raw truth down the rabbit hole, and you will never be the same again. 🐇

  3. Spoiler alert..
    It’s always first because it’s scheduled first on the calendar.

  4. SsgKevin USA Ret | February 6, 2020 at 11:01 AM | Reply

    Chris: “we screwed up in Iowa, so that doesn’t count.”

  5. whatsyurprob ? | February 6, 2020 at 11:02 AM | Reply

    “PANIC in DC” – Q

    Ya’ll have about an hour, 😊.

    WATCH!!!

    WWG1WGA

    • Cute Little Suzie | February 6, 2020 at 12:02 PM | Reply

      @tarun If you are going to attempt a comeback dude – please work on the spelling (snicker).

    • It’s been 4… And nothing

    • whatsyurprob ? | February 6, 2020 at 4:23 PM | Reply

      @DasEichenlaub Did you hear his speech a little after 9 this morning? obviously not, but, James Comey sure did — and so did the LYING leaders who did this to such an HONORABLE man.

      HONOR — there’s a word & trait that the Dem controlled education system has blotted out of the history books.

      PROMISES MADE & PROMISES KEPT = HONOR!!!

      This President has earned this LIBERAL’S respect, and I’m very PROUD of myself to say such a thing. He’s shown ALL OF US that the media is our ENEMY, and that there are MANY from BOTH SIDES who cater to themselves, not, The PEOPLE, as they were elected to do.

      Please point out where I’m wrong.

      I won’t hold my breath.

  6. Christopher Otaku | February 6, 2020 at 11:26 AM | Reply

    Already trying to downplay Bernie future victory by claiming the 90% white stat

  7. Extra Truth News | February 6, 2020 at 11:42 AM | Reply

    Maybe like in Drive in Movies 🎬
    they always run all the Cartoons First 👶🏼 👦🏼 👧🏼

  8. Missed opportunity: ‘how do you like THEM [donuts]!’

  9. CNN “why Iowa is so crucial”

    One week later “so anyway let’s talk about New Hampshire”

  10. “Shadow app”
    *Hillary’s crackling witch laughter intensifies

  11. #yang2020

  12. Cock A Doodle Doo | February 6, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

    Shout Out Fredo! Big Ups Don Le’Mon!

  13. FANTASTIC NEWS ! Bernie won the popular vote in IOWA ! Can someone let CNN know😉

  14. alonzo mazoleny | February 6, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

    CNN has been declaring buttigieg the winner for days once more results come in and his delegate lead is evaporated they do a recount.

    • PETE THE CHEAT LOST! BERNIE DIDN’T JUST WIN BUT HE WON BIG BY OVER 6,000 VOTES IN AN 11 PERSON RACE. CNN = CENTRIST NEWS NETWORK. ALL PROPAGANDA. THEY KEEP IGNORING NATIONAL DELEGATE COUNTS AND POPULAR VOTES WHILE FOCUSING ONLY ON THE INSIGNIFICANT NUMBER THAT BENEFITS PETE. PURE PROPAGANDA.

  15. With 97% of the Iowa votes in, Pete and Bernie are tied. That’s the importance.

  16. I think I am allergic to this guy hahahahaahaha i cant stand him!!

    • Bjay AwesomeBlackDude | February 6, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      Bernis Sanders had WON all three category If there’s one thing that CNN will not stand for it’s the truth..🙄

    • rubs me the wrong way too, makes the only CNN videos that get more downvotes than upvotes, they’re unwatchable and instantly skipped – and that’s the point

    • IKR it’s like his voice is perpetually saying “well actually…” while still being epically wrong

  17. Bernie Won Iowa! Its Official as of 1pm today.

  18. CNN when Bernie wins New Hampshire too: “Why Nevada’s primary is actually the first”

    CNN when Bernie wins the democratic nomination: “We were wrong about Trump. He’s not so bad!”

    • hizzle mobizzle | February 6, 2020 at 3:49 PM | Reply

      CNN sucks so hard

    • @Jamtommy1 Lay off the propaganda about Bernie. We are on the same side, and trying to fight the corruption and deep state operatives in Washington. He endorsed Hillary last time because the DNC forced him and everyone else to sign a pledge to support the eventual nominee. Should he have endorsed Trump instead ?

    • ​@dipojones
      I don’t think that “pledge to support” required quite as much enthusiasm as he put in. You can’t fight the establishment and then endorse the establishment without losing credibility. JMO

    • @Jamtommy1 I totally understand what you are saying. He showed so much enthusiasm and Hillary still spit in his face and blamed him for her loss. If he didn’t support her, they would have still blamed him for her loss, and called him all sorts of names. I am positive he has learnt his lesson this time around, after Hillary came out again and trashed him again.

    • @dipojones Bernie has no backbone. Had he won the nomination back in 2016 it would’ve been left wing populism vs right wing populism. Trump would’ve had a tougher fight to win the election. Bernie isn’t a fighter though, and Trump is. If he bent the knee to the DNC how the hell will he fight against Trump?

  19. Tessmage Tessera | February 6, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    Bernie has won Iowa. He will also win New Hampshire. On Super Tuesday, Bernie will win every single state, except for maybe one or two in the Deep South. *BERNIE 2020*

  20. “How to say nothing for 6 whole minutes”

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