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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Hampshire Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 January 20081
Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting: Saturday 26 April 2008
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EDT by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection.
Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary
30 total delegate votes - 14 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
The write-in votes include: McCain: 932; Romney: 611; Ron Paul: 267; Huckabee: 243; Giuliani: 161; Thompson: 15; Duncan Hunter: 8; Marchuk: 5; Keyes: 4; Howard: 1.
Here's how we compute the delegate count (based on certified returns from an official source):
According to the 14 May 2008 article below, 1 Edwards pledged delegate intends to cast his ballot for Obama. Accordingly, we have changed our soft pledged count from Obama 9, Clinton 9, Edwards 4 to Obama 10, Clinton 9, Edwards 3. Our hard count remains Obama 9, Clinton 9, Edwards 4 as originally assigned.
A 14 May 2008 article in boston.com (NH Edwards delegate announces he's supporting Obama) says that a New Hampshire Democratic Party delegate, Joshua Denton (26 years old and an Iraq war veteran from Portsmouth) who is pledged to John Edwards has stated that he will vote for Barack Obama at the convention. Mr. Denton is doing so because Edwards has endorsed his former opponent, Obama.
According to the 23 May 2008 article below, 2 Edwards pledged delegates intend to cast their ballots for Obama. Accordingly, we have changed our soft pledged count from Obama 10, Clinton 9, Edwards 3 to Obama 12, Clinton 9, Edwards 1. Our hard count remains Obama 9, Clinton 9, Edwards 4 as originally assigned.
A 23 May 2008 article in nytimes.com (Two New Hampshire Edwards delegates back Obama) says that State Senator Peter Burling, a pledged PLEO delegate, and high school teacher Deborah Bacon-Nelson, a CD 2 delegate, told a media source that they feel that either Senators Obama or Clinton would make a "superb" president. However, they asked themselves "who can win and who could make a better president" and decided to vote for Obama at the national convention.
3 June 2008: The Obama Campaign today announced that all 4 New Hampshire delegates pledged to former Senator John Edwards have committed to vote for Senator Obama at the Democratic National Convention.
Deborah Bacon-Nelson, Hanover
Unpledged delegates as of
Tuesday 8 January 2008: 22 of 30 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.
Saturday 26 April 2008: Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
New Hampshire Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 19 May 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||2||1||1||4|
|Pledged District 1||Edwards||Joshua Denton||Portsmouth, NH|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Joanne Dowdell||Portsmouth, NH|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Richard Komi||Manchester, NH|
|Pledged District 1||Obama||Paul O'Connor||Exeter, NH|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Hon. Christopher C. Pappas||Manchester, NH|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Emily Walsh||Manchester, NH|
|Pledged District 1||Clinton||Russell Weatherspoon||Exeter, NH|
|Pledged District 2||Clinton||Michael J. Atkins||Lyndeborough, NH|
|Pledged District 2||Edwards||Deborah Bacon-Nelson||Hanover, NH|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Edgar Helms||Concord, NH|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Ann M. Kuster||Hopkinton, NH|
|Pledged District 2||Clinton||Hon. Sylvia B. Larsen||Concord, NH|
|Pledged District 2||Clinton||Hon. Bette R. Lasky||Nashua, NH|
|Pledged District 2||Obama||Carol F. Moore||Concord, NH|
|Pledged PLEO||Edwards||Hon. Peter H. Burling||Cornish, NH|
|Pledged PLEO||Clinton||Terie Norelli||Portsmouth, NH|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Mary Rauh||New Castle, NH|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Hon. Lou D'Allesandro||Manchester, NH|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||James M. Demers||Concord, NH|
|Pledged At-Large||Edwards||Sharon Nordgren||Hanover, NH|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Terry Shumaker||Concord, NH|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Erin B. Thesing||Hopkinton, NH|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Hon. Jane Clemons||Nashua, NH|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Chip Moynihan||Hampton, NH|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Hon. Donna M. Soucy||Manchester, NH|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Edwards||Rob Werner||Concord, NH|
|Hon. Raymond C. Buckley||Concord, NH|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Hon. Martha Fuller Clark||Portsmouth, NH|
|Unpledged Add-On||Kathy Sullivan||Manchester, NH|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Paul W. Hodes||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Carol Shea Porter||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Gaetan DiGangi||Merrimack, NH|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Anita Freedman||Portsmouth, NH|
|Unpledged Governor||Hon. John Lynch||Concord, NH|
|Credentials Committee||Clinton||Hon. Donna M. Soucy||Manchester, NH|
|Platform Committee||Obama||Paul Twomey||Chichester, NH|
|Rules Committee||Edwards||Hon. Joseph Foster||Nashua, NH|
|Page||Margaret Hassan||Exeter, NH|
|Page||Brady Manning||Manchester, NH|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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