Top Granite State Democrat Issues Warning to Biden, DNC: ‘I Haven’t Forgotten How New Hampshire Was Treated’

Several top New Hampshire Democrats appear to be harboring resentment against President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after the Granite State was snubbed in this year’s presidential primary cycle.

Those Democrats include New Hampshire’s former State House Speaker Steve Shurtleff.

Shurtleff recently indicated that while he has forgiven Biden and the DNC, the overt slight of his state will never be forgotten among New Hampshire Democrats, the Washington Examiner reported.

Biden and the DNC decided last year to alter the Democrat primary schedule for explicitly racial reasons.

Democrats attempted to push predominately white New Hampshire, where Biden performed poorly in 2020, out of its traditional first-in-the-nation spot.

Instead, they replaced it with the “more diverse” South Carolina, whose large black population helped Biden win the 2020 nomination.

In a Monday interview with Fox News, Shurtleff indicated that while he was likely to vote for Biden’s re-election in November over President Donald Trump, he was still displeased with how national Democrats handled the New Hampshire primary election.

“I forgive, but I haven’t forgotten how New Hampshire was treated,” Shurtleff, a longtime Biden supporter, told the outlet.

For nearly a century, and as required by state law for the past half-century, New Hampshire has been the first state to hold its primary elections.

As such, when the DNC altered the primary schedule at Biden’s suggestion to place South Carolina first and pushed New Hampshire back on the calendar, the Granite State refused to comply.

Instead, New Hampshire proceeded with its first-in-the-nation election despite threats of consequences and repercussions from the Democratic Party’s apparatus.

President Biden ultimately won the New Hampshire primary even though his name did not appear on the ballot.

He has also never once campaigned in the state during the current election cycle.

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That victory was due to a successful write-in campaign by grassroots activists backed by some local Democrat leaders.

Shurtleff was not involved in the effort, however.

Instead, according to a November 2023 report from the Concord Monitor, Shurtleff endorsed and campaigned on behalf of longshot candidate Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN).

He revealed that the move was “90%” due to Biden and the DNC snubbing the Granite State with the altered primary schedule.

Shurtleff said at that time, “I’m so proud of our primary.

“We take it very seriously.”

“I was very upset with what the president tried to do,” he added.

Phillips has since ended his futile campaign to supplant Biden as the Democrat nominee.

It now seems all but certain that Biden will face Trump in November in a rematch of the 2020 election – a prospective face-off that Trump currently leads in the national polls.

With that in mind, Shurtleff told Fox News:

“We’ve got to move on, and we’ve got an election coming up, and I’m concerned about the Trump candidacy, so I’ll most likely be voting for Joe Biden.”

“In a comparison between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, it scares me to think what would happen to our country under another Trump presidency,” he added.

The outlet also noted that Biden, who had not visited New Hampshire since April 2022, finally returned to the Granite State on Monday for a campaign event.

During the event, Biden highlighted his alleged accomplishments and urged voters to re-elect him to another term in the White House.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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