High Stakes Political Maneuvering: Inside The Biden Allies' Push For Write-In Campaign In This Key State

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 07 December 2023 10:15 AM
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President Joe Biden's allies are expressing concern over the upcoming Democratic primary in New Hampshire, a state where Biden's name will not appear on the ballot, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The decision to exclude Biden from the New Hampshire ballot was made by his campaign following a dispute between the state and the party over the order of primary elections.

Despite the President's decision to refrain from campaigning in New Hampshire, some of his supporters are reportedly advocating for write-in efforts to mitigate potential embarrassment as Biden faces competition from Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Prominent Biden allies, including Democratic California Representative Ro Khanna and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, have reportedly met with New Hampshire Democrats to persuade them to write in Biden's name during the January primary, as per the Los Angeles Times.

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Over the past few weeks, activists and Democratic party officials have reportedly been urging New Hampshire voters to write in Biden's name on the ballot. In support of this effort, Biden's allies have launched a super PAC, Granite for America, to promote the write-in campaign.

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"Even though some [New Hampshire Democrats] were not happy with the process, they understand the stakes," Khanna said during a conference call with leaders advocating for the write-in effort, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. "They care about a good turnout and I care that we get the message out for the president and he has a good showing because I think it will set the momentum for the rest of the campaign."

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In addition to these efforts, Biden's supporters reportedly distributed "write-in Joe Biden" stickers and lawn signs at the New Hampshire Democrats' annual Eleanor Roosevelt dinner on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

These reported write-in efforts by Biden's allies come at a time when the president is under scrutiny for his declining poll numbers. CBS News White House correspondent Ed O'Keefe asked during a November press briefing, "Given the president's sagging poll numbers and the fact that he is currently placing behind any Republican opponent, has there been any talk in this White House about a change in strategy or staffing going forward in reflection of those numbers that continue to show him underwater?" To this, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre simply responded, "No."

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