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
The 50 US States Ranked By Population
Why do Iowa and New Hampshire, two of the nation’s least diverse states, get to vote first?
How many Dunkin Donuts locations are there in the United States?
A History of U.S. Presidential Primaries: 1912-64
New Hampshire: A Proven Primary Tradition
What The 1952 Republican Primary Teaches Us About Today’s Primary
Why is New Hampshire the first primary in the nation?
Meet The Guard Dog Who Keeps The New Hampshire Primary First
Dixville Notch, NH finds enough people to retain voting claim to fame
How Predictive Are Iowa And New Hampshire?
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