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Joe Biden Wins New Hampshire’s Democratic Primary Despite Not Being On Ballot

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President Joe Biden won New Hampshire's unofficial Democratic primary on Tuesday, despite not even appearing on the ballot.

Following the Iowa caucuses, Biden and the Democratic Party will officially cast their first votes in South Carolina on February 3, after eliminating New Hampshire's role in hosting the traditional first-in-the-nation primary. It is the Democratic Party.

However, New Hampshire, whose motto is “Live Free or Die,” chose to defy the National Party's instructions and continue voting anyway.

As a result, no delegates are elected by vote and are merely symbolic in the overall nomination process.

Still, Biden supporters launched a last-minute write-in campaign to prevent two potential challengers from swooping in unopposed and claiming a meaningless but still embarrassing victory.

Dean Phillips and Marianne Williamson, two relatively minor figures, have little chance of hurting Biden no matter what they try. In modern politics, no primary candidate has ever won the nomination of a sitting president.

Biden has a history in New Hampshire. He lost badly in the 2020 Democratic nomination race in the overwhelmingly white state, saved only by strong support from African Americans in the South Carolina primary.

Once elected, he effectively eliminated New Hampshire along with Iowa, an early candidate, and directed party leaders to place South Carolina ahead of both states.

Although Iowa quietly relented, the move infuriated Democrats in New Hampshire, which has a long tradition of being the nation's No. 1 state.

On the Republican side, New Hampshire was seen as a key test of whether Donald Trump could maintain control over the Republican Party despite four separate criminal charges.

She won a landslide victory in the northeastern state, edging out the only remaining strong Republican challenger, former United Nations ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. Despite this, he made it clear that the campaign is “not over.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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