New Hampshire AG's office warns DNC against 'voter suppression' for labeling primary 'meaningless'

The party does not plan to regard the contest as part of its official nominating process.

Published: January 8, 2024 6:48pm

The office of the New Hampshire attorney general warned the Democratic National Committee that Party inform the public that the upcoming Granite State primary contest is "meaningless" ran afoul of voter suppression laws.

Writing to the DNC, assistant Attorney General Brendan O'Donnell issued a cease-and-desist order, pointing to a letter New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley received from the DNC ordering him to "educate the public" about the irrelevance of the upcoming Democratic primary, scheduled for Jan. 23.

"Falsely telling New Hampshire voters that a New Hampshire election is 'meaningless' violates New Hampshire voter suppression laws," he wrote.

The party does not plan to regard the contest as part of its official nominating process, due in part to a disagreement with the state over the DNC's decision to move up the South Carolina primary, Politico reported. State law requires that New Hampshire hold primary contests at least a week ahead of any other.

"This matter remains open, and this Office reserves the right to take further enforcement action based on the actions described in this letter and any other actions that violate State election laws," O'Donnell concluded.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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