New Hampshire First in the Nation Primary - A Bit of History

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Real Estate Agent with BHG The Masiello Group

New Hampshire First in the Nation PrimaryNew Hampshire has the distinction of holding the First in the Nation Primary and it all 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. 

New Hampshire didn’t become First in the Nation 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, January has brought an avalanche of political advertisements, brochures, door knockers, phone calls, emails, the media, the candidates and their staff.  

Don't get snowed by all of the political rhetoric.  The Iowa Caucus has produced some unexpected results and the New Hampshire First in the Nation Primary takes place on January 10 th

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 is called 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 you to get the facts you need to make an informed voting decision and cut through all the snow!  

Know how each candidate stands on the issues from the proposed budget cuts,  job creation, climate change, immigration, foreign policy, trade to taxes!

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 :  [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)  2012  "New Hampshire First in the Nation Primary - A Bit of History"  BHG, The Masiello Group/Nashua 603.889.7600.

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Kathy, Gwen, Tammy, Frank, Sharon - thank you for your comments.   I especially like the idea of the QR code.. and maybe a truth-o-meter... for every "lie" their nose should grow!

Tula, Julie, William, Georgina, Michelle, Karen, Debe, Emily, and Evelina ~  Thanks to all of you for stopping by and for all of your support.  Family obligations have kept me away, but I hope to be back to posting soon! 

 

I hope all of you have a wonderful 2012... and that the spring market is off to a robust start!

March 04, 2012 06:33 PM
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Joan, so cool to live in a place with such a rich history!

You must be very busy with the spring market!

March 06, 2012 09:00 PM
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Connie Harvey
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Joan, A lot has transpired since you wrote this post! We were part of Super Tuesday yesterday. Much more will happen before we have any idea who the candidate is going to be.

March 07, 2012 06:31 AM
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Juli Vosmik
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Joan, fascinating history of New Hampshire being the first state to vote.  I love how we get your returns because so many caring people turn out at midnight to vote.  The KEY to that is SO MANY PEOPLE turn out to vote.  I've read that the % of voters in New Hampshire residents is higher than any other state.  I'll have to track that down and send it to you.

March 08, 2012 06:44 PM
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Joan --- it's interesting to read the history of New Hampshire and its first in the nation status but also to see nearly two and half months of comments and see how things have changed since January.   These are very interesting times to say the least.   

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