Kennedy Responds to DNC's ‘Undemocratic Attempt to Rig the Primary Process’

MANCHESTER, NH—SEPT. 5, 2023—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. responded today to the news that New Hampshire Democrats will defy the national party to keep their primary first in the nation.

“I thoroughly support New Hampshire’s century-old status as the first primary state and the political culture that has grown up around it,” said Kennedy.

The new first state in the official calendar is now South Carolina — a state in which President Biden has performed well, in contrast to his losing record in New Hampshire and Iowa.

Referring to that fact, Kennedy added, “Everyone knows the real reason the DNC made the change. The people of South Carolina didn’t ask for it. No, it is simply another undemocratic attempt to rig the primary process in favor of their anointed candidate, Joe Biden.”

"The DNC seems to have forgotten the purpose of the modern primary system to begin with, which was to replace backroom crony politics with a transparent democratic process."

Kennedy plans to continue campaigning in New Hampshire in defiance of the DNC's scheme. But he is also showing surprising strength in South Carolina.

"If the Biden campaign thinks they can win with administrative tricks and evasions, they will be in for a rude surprise in both New Hampshire and South Carolina," Kennedy said.

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