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A man tallies the votes from the five ballots cast just after midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Dixville Notch, N.H. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden received all five votes. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

States jockey for first-in-nation voting status

- The Washington Times

There is a kind of mystical importance associated with the phrase “first in the nation” when it is attached to the noble act of voting in a major election. New Hampshire has long starred in this coveted role in presidential primaries.But the state would have to repeal that law should the tradition go out the window in the name of change.

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- The Washington Times

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