Earlier this year, the Democratic National Committee backed President Joe Biden's plan for a revamped primary schedule that would, among other things, have given South Carolina pride of place and demoted New Hampshire, which has held the nation's first primary for a century.
New Hampshire wasn't having it, though, and will hold its primary before any other state later this month after brushing off the DNC's demands. But Biden isn't on the ballot or campaigning in the state — which could lead to a embarrassing scenario in which a sitting president pulls in an embarrassingly low share of the vote in a contest that's often viewed as a bellwether.
Now, concerned Democrats are pushing to convince voters in that party's primary to write Biden in on the ballot later this month. The effort is based in New Hampshire, but politicians and activists in Massachusetts are playing a role as well. Adam Reilly talks with one of the architects of the Massachusetts effort, political consultant Joe Caiazzo, and Saint Anselm political science professor Chris Galdieri about the unique predicament Biden currently faces and what it will take for the write-in campaign to succeed.
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