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Biden wins New Hampshire Democratic primary after write-in campaign

President Biden won the New Hampshire Primary Tuesday night, claiming victory solely from write-in-ballots, after failing to file in the state last year.

President Biden will win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, the Fox News Decision Desk projects.

Biden will claim victory solely from write-in-ballots, after failing to file in the state last year.

No delegates will be allocated Tuesday night, as the primary is unsanctioned, but the Democratic National Committee is expected to review the matter down the line.

Biden will defeat Democratic rivals including Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who is likely to finish in double digits.

Phillips entered the race calling for a "new generation of leaders." 

Biden's victory is a symbolic one. Because of the dispute between DNC and New Hampshire over which states should vote first, there will be no delegates on the line tonight.


Democrats in the state launched a write-in campaign in an attempt to prevent an electoral embarrassment for the president as he runs for a second term in the White House.

Biden, last year, proposed a nominating calendar for the 2024 election cycle that would move New Hampshire from its first-in-the-nation standing, and replace it with South Carolina—a much more diverse state that Biden won in a landslide in 2020. That win ultimately catapulted him to the Democratic nomination and eventually the White House.

In the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, though, Biden came in fifth place.

But New Hampshire ignored the proposal and moved its primary up, in accordance with a state law mandates that its presidential primary be held seven days ahead of a similar contest.


That move put the state out of compliance with the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in Biden's move to not file to place his name on the ballot.

On the ballot, though, was Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., and Marianne Williamson—both seeking to beat Biden for the Democratic nomination.

Fox News' Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report. 

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