Thursday, January 25, 2007

New Hampshire: McCain, Obama Are Leading and independent voters vote in the primaries

...New Hampshire traditionally hosts the first presidential primary in the United States. Since 1952, 11 Republicans and eight Democrats have won the Granite State contest and later earned their party’s presidential nomination. New Hampshire allows independent voters to take part in primaries.... (Angus Reid)

By the way, the fact that independents STILL vote in the primaries in New Hampshire is largely the result of a committee of independents in New Hampshire led by Betty Ward, who defeated HB 154 last year. HB 154 was a little-publicized bill that would have placed an onorous qualifier on independents to vote in party primaries. -NH

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