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Joe Biden Reportedly May Have to Forfeit First 2024 Democrat Primary

An NBC News report claims Joe Biden may be on track to forfeit the New Hampshire Democrat primary to one of his opponents.

At this juncture, the only other Democrat candidates to enter the 2024 presidential race are Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The root of the issue is the Democratic National Committee changing its calendar to make South Carolina the first primary.

NBC News reported in February:

The Democratic National Committee on Saturday officially dethroned Iowa and New Hampshire from the status they enjoyed for decades leading off the presidential primary, ratifying president Joe Biden’s recommendation for the 2024 calendar.

South Carolina will now kick off things for Democrats, with Michigan — and potentially Georgia — joining the early states in the biggest shakeup of the presidential primary in years, while Nevada will go second.

However, New Hampshire and Iowa may disregard the DNC calendar and hold their contests before the South Carolina primary.

NBC News reported:

The rules apply to Williamson and Kennedy as well, but they’ve indicated they’re willing to accept the DNC’s unspecified penalties for rule violations since they’re running anti-establishment campaigns anyway.

While those contests will most likely be inconsequential to the delegate math of Biden’s re-nomination, it may nonetheless be embarrassing for the president of the United States to nominally lose to Williamson, a self-help author who has never held elective office, or Kennedy, an anti-vaccine activist with a famous last name. They are the only other Democrats in the race at the moment.

While Biden’s campaign would likely shrug off the outcome of contests it didn’t even compete in, the situation could be nerve-wracking for ever-anxious Democrats and spark new questions about a bigger-name Democrat challenging Biden.

“We still intend to have a presidential primary that will be first in the nation,” said New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan, who will set the state’s primary date. “Whether the president campaigns here or not is up to him. It’s up to him whether he’s going to place his name on the ballot or not. If he chooses not to place his name on the ballot, I’m sure there will be some New Hampshire Democratic voters who will write his name in.”

In the latest polls, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is gaining ground against Joe Biden in the Democrat primary.

He’s now polling at 19% against Biden.


If RFK. Jr. continues rising in the polls, gathering early victories in Iowa and New Hampshire could give him significant momentum going into South Carolina.

The South Carolina primary isn’t until February 3, 2024.

A lot could happen until next February.


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