New Hampshire First in the Nation Primary

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Real Estate Agent with BHG The Masiello Group

 

New Hampshire Primary    The New Hampshire First in the Nation Primary takes place on February 9th.     

     New Hampshire has the distinction of holding the First in the Nation Primary.  It started with a small town farmer back in 1913.  He felt he should have the right to vote for the person to represent him and his party at the national convention so he introduced legislation which was passed into law and thus made the way for a primary election. 

     Nonetheless, New Hampshire didn’t become the First in the Nation Primary until 1920 when State law required that the New Hampshire primary must be the first in the nation.

     Although, New Hampshire has had very little snow this winter the First in the Nation Primary has brought an avalanche of political advertisements, brochures, door knockers, phone calls, emails, the media and the Candidates and their staffs. 

      As February 9th is just a few days away, I was beginning to wonder how to sort the fact from the fiction.   I came across few web sites I found both informative and entertaining.  They certainly helped me discern who was giving the voters a snow job and who was telling the truth!

     One site is called FactCheck.org.  This is a non partisan site which is operated by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.  You can find a lot of great information on this site.

     The other site I found helpful is  PolitiFact.  PolitifactTM has a wealth of information along with the Truth-o-meter TM which gives you an indication of the truthfulness of a given statement or purported "fact".   This site is a joint project of the St. Petersburg Times of Florida and Congressional Quality.

     One of the most important freedoms we have in this Country is the Freedom to Vote.  Hopefully, these sites will help voters get the facts needed to make an informed voting decision and cut through all the snow!  

      An informed electorate is cornerstone of our great democracy!  Become informed and be sure to vote. You can find out where to vote by going to this website.  There with be both a Republican and Democratic ballot at each location. 

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Disclaimer :  [IMPORTANT: Truth-o-meter TM  and PolitifactTM  are registered Trademarks - see PolitiFact]

 Information herein may come from various sources, some of which may not be reliable and may change without any notice. Joan Whitebook does not guarantee or is any way responsible for the accuracy of the information in this blog and information provided is without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Information on this blog represents the opinions and ideas of the author; comments by others may not express the views of the author. (c)  2016  "New Hampshire First in the Nation Primary"  BHG, The Masiello Group/Nashua 603.889.7600.

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Debbie Reynolds
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It will be interesting to see how it turns out. All eyes will be on New Hampshire.

Feb 07, 2016 11:53 AM #11
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Jane Peters
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I so do not understand this political process. But I will definitely be watching on Tuesday. Thanks for the website referrals.

Feb 07, 2016 11:55 AM #12
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Evelyn Johnston
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So, just because NH passed a vote saying it was to be first, it is? That sounds awfully simple, doesn't it?  Could you please ask NH to pass a law that all politicians have to accept the same benefits as the American people and can only serve a maximum of two 4 year terms? Oh yeah, and can you also ask them to match their wages and benefits with our too? Like obamacare?

Feb 09, 2016 10:53 AM #13
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Olga Simoncelli
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New Hampshire takes its role quite seriously. Good turnout today!

Feb 09, 2016 11:25 AM #14
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have been watchng the numbers come in and really no surprises. Now what will happen in the other states.

Feb 09, 2016 11:31 AM #15
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Joan Whitebook
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John -- It should be interesting.  I think this is just going to be the start.

Debbie -- It will certainly be interesting.  It is a very fluid campaign.. lots of undecided folks.

Jane -- this is just the beginning of the process.. I think it is not going to be a conclusive predictor this time.  However, we shall see.

Eveleyn:  NH fights to keep # 1.  Everytime there is an attempt to change that, the powers that be make sure this # 1 status in not changed.

Olga - huge turnout.  I could not believe the lines.

Feb 09, 2016 11:43 AM #16
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Joan Whitebook
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Debbie -- intesting outcome, but I think we still have a long way to go before we get the picture for the next election.  Should be interesting.

Feb 09, 2016 11:44 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Joan, the nation is watching the primaries and bet you now have snow on the ground. 

Feb 15, 2016 10:56 PM #18
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Ed Silva
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And a Happy Birthday to you today as well.

Feb 18, 2016 05:52 AM #19
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Sharon Tara
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I'm glad we are first and I'm even more glad it's behind us!  What a pain!

Feb 20, 2016 12:34 AM #20
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Joan Whitebook
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Joan -- not much snow - and a great turnout.

George - thanks for the b-day wishes

Sharon -- I am glad it is behind us as well.  Way too many phone calls and negative advertising.

 

Feb 23, 2016 12:42 AM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Joan - New Hampshire has many unique qualities.  Being about to vote to the wide open field is one of them. 

Mar 13, 2016 11:54 PM #22
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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It must be a big pain for some. But glad it is now behind you :)

Mar 28, 2016 06:19 AM #23
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Missed your birthday, Joan. Hope it was delightful.

Apr 18, 2016 12:11 AM #24
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Roy Kelley
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I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

My scheduled blog and reblogs were not posted this morning. If you have scheduled blogs, you may need to check on them.

May 27, 2016 08:24 PM #25
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Your state is first in the nation and mine is last!  We already know who the winner is before we get our votes tallied up.

May 31, 2016 01:58 PM #26
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I didn't know the background of why NH is the first state to hold a primary. Our's is coming up this Tuesday.

 

Jun 04, 2016 03:04 AM #27
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Oh, this is a reminder to me that I can't WAIT for this election to be over!!  The drama and the craziness with this election will definitely go down in history!!

Sep 15, 2016 02:00 PM #28
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Sometimes being first isn't a bad thing. Good luck with everything, everybody!

Nov 02, 2016 04:17 PM #29
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I forgot to ask how it actually went. You know, I am really kind of interesting; how did it go?

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