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Biden wins New Hampshire Democratic primary after write-in campaign

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January 23, 2024 at 20:36
President Biden speaks during a meeting with his reproductive rights task force to mark the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Washington.  AP Photo/Evan Vucci
President Biden speaks during a meeting with his reproductive rights task force to mark the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Biden's name did not appear on the ballot in the state's unsanctioned primary

President Biden will win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, the Fox News Decision Desk projects.

Biden will claim victory solely from write-in-ballots, after failing to file in the state last year.

No delegates will be allocated Tuesday night, as the primary is unsanctioned, but the Democratic National Committee is expected to review the matter down the line.

Biden will defeat Democratic rivals including Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who is likely to finish in double digits.

Phillips entered the race calling for a "new generation of leaders." 

Biden's victory is a symbolic one. Because of the dispute between DNC and New Hampshire over which states should vote first, there will be no delegates on the line tonight.

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Democrats in the state launched a write-in campaign in an attempt to prevent an electoral embarrassment for the president as he runs for a second term in the White House.
 

President Biden speaks at the White House
President Biden speaks during a meeting with his reproductive rights task force to mark the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

Biden, last year, proposed a nominating calendar for the 2024 election cycle that would move New Hampshire from its first-in-the-nation standing, and replace it with South Carolina—a much more diverse state that Biden won in a landslide in 2020. That win ultimately catapulted him to the Democratic nomination and eventually the White House.

In the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, though, Biden came in fifth place.

But New Hampshire ignored the proposal and moved its primary up, in accordance with a state law mandates that its presidential primary be held seven days ahead of a similar contest.
 

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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Representative Dean Phillips speaks to the media as he arrives at Londonderry High School during U.S. presidential primary election, in Londonderry, New Hampshire, U.S., January 23, 2024.  (REUTERS/Reba Saldanha)

 

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That move put the state out of compliance with the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in Biden's move to not file to place his name on the ballot.
 

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 30: Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson talks to the media in the spin room after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

 

On the ballot, though, was Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., and Marianne Williamson—both seeking to beat Biden for the Democratic nomination.

Fox News' Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report. 

Brooke Singman is a political correspondent and reporter for Fox News Digital, Fox News Channel and FOX Business.


 
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