First In The Nation

By now, I’m sure that many of you are aware of the Democrats’ bill HR1, a push towards a total overhaul of our voting system, and not for the better. HR1 is a threat, not only to our First in the Nation Primary, but to the integrity of our elections, and ultimately to the rights of the states to govern themselves. Make no mistake, this is legislation which will have far-reaching consequences, beyond this upcoming election.

 What the Democrats are deceptively calling the “For the People Act,” is, in reality, a transgression against Granite Staters. Federalized elections, taxpayer funded campaigns, a ban on voter ID, attacks on election integrity, these things are only the tip of the iceberg. HR1 would implement numerous measures which have already been rejected by the New Hampshire legislature, including a mandated 15 days of early voting, universal no-excuse absentee voting, and automatic voter registration. These ultimatums do nothing to ensure free and fair elections, but open the door to fraud, and set a precedent of Federal overreach. Democrats, both nationally and locally, have no interest in election integrity, only in maintaining and abusing their own authority.

 Both of our Representatives, Chris Pappas and Ann Kuster have already voted in favor of HR1, while Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan have signaled their support. In doing so, our representatives have not only taken a stand against New Hampshire law, but also taken the first steps toward ending one of our most significant traditions, our First in the Nation Primary. 

Since 1920 the Granite State has proudly served as the first state in the nation to hold its presidential primary election. Though Republicans and Democrats alike have historically defended our First in the Nation status, it now appears that the Democrats are ready to abandon this tradition. Our Secretary of State Bill Gardner has called HR1 “an egregious overreach of federal authority,” and says it will “put our Presidential Primary in a perilous position. Meanwhile national democrats like Harry Reid and James Clyburn have already made clear their intent to find a new home for the nation’s inaugural primary. In abandoning First in the Nation, New Hampshire Democrats have shown their loyalty, not to their constituents, but to Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and their Democrat cronies in DC.

It is vital that we take action, and defend New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary before it is too late. Please, take this opportunity to sign our petition, defend New Hampshire traditions, and call on our Federal Legislators to REJECT HR1. The New Hampshire GOP is holding our Federal Delegation’s feet to the fire with our latest TV and Digital Ad – please help us extend our TV and Digital Advertisement with a contribution today. By supporting our efforts, you ensure that our message reaches more eyes, and sends a clear message to Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen that New Hampshire stands against HR1.

 Sign the Petition to Defend FITN!

– Chairman, Stephen Stepanek


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