Welcome to our New Hampshire Primary open thread! Thanks for stopping by. We’ll be updating with well, updates, headlines and other sundry news, but most importantly — things that make me laugh.
Be sure to refresh your browser tab frequently for the latest. I’ll be manning the thread all evening. Have questions? Put them in the comment section and I’ll do my best to answer.
Polls close at 7:00 PM ET in most of the state. But in 20 some-odd communities, polls will close at 8:00 PM ET. We’ll cover reaction and results as they trickle in, but in a separate post.
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It’s a primary, not a caucus
Unlike the mob-like caucus set-up in Iowa, New Hampshire has a regular ol’ primary. Voters cast ballots, those ballots are counted, winners are determined, and dreams are shattered.
Up for grabs, 23 Republican delegates and 32 delegates for Democrats.
— Scott Braddock (@scottbraddock) February 9, 2016
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Invades the Safe Space of Young New Hampshire Voters
Watched this earlier this morning; still giggling.
Not Kenny Rodgers Makes His Predictions
BREAKING: New CNN poll shows 71% of female DNC voters under 40 support Bernie Sanders while 83% wish Bill Clinton would stop texting them.
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) February 9, 2016
Robots Self-Identifying as Rubio Thwarted with Yard Signs
Two little men dressed as robots were unable to breakthrough a lawn sign blockade. Robot Rubio, you ask? See Professor Jacobson’s post on Saturday’s New Hampshire debate here.
Complains dude adorned in a cardboard box, wielding a colander…
On ground after they shoved me over pic.twitter.com/H7Ema1rhPB
— evale72 (@evale72) February 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton Backer Urges Pulling Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright From Campaigning
Heh. From the New York Times:
Days after two of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent female surrogates, Madeleine K. Albright and Gloria Steinem, drew fire for their comments about young women supporting Senator Bernie Sanders, another Clinton surrogate proposed that the two women be pulled from campaigning for Mrs. Clinton.
On a conference call with elected officials supporting Mrs. Clinton on Tuesday, Deb Goldberg, the Massachusetts state treasurer, suggested that Ms. Albright and Ms. Steinem be “kept away” from Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, according to a person briefed on the call who could only discuss the private conversations without attribution.
Christina Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign who was on the call, replied that she appreciated the feedback but did not elaborate on how the campaign would handle the two high-profile supporters, who in recent days called for young women to basically grow up and support Mrs. Clinton.
The dust-up began on Saturday when Ms. Albright, 78, the first female secretary of state, criticized Mr. Sanders’s “revolution” and said electing the first woman as president would be the real revolution. She then repeated one of her best-known phrases, telling the crowd, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”
Ms. Steinem, 81, and an iconic spokeswoman of the feminist movement, told the talk-show host Bill Maher that young women supported Mr. Sanders to attract the attention of boys.
“When you’re young, you’re thinking: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,” Ms. Steinem said.
If your key issues are zombie preparedness and free ponies, Vermin Supreme might be the right candidate for you
He also claims he paved the way for Donald Trump by pioneering, “ridiculousness politics.”
Lord help us all
Kasich is winning the Google search primary in NH. May be meaningful as voters search for a focal establishment pick https://t.co/d8VTB9FlXJ
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) February 9, 2016
BREAKING: No one knows anything until the ballots are counted, at which point someone will have more votes than everyone else
NEW: Nearly half of GOP primary voters in preliminary New Hampshire exit poll results say they only decided within last few days. #NHPrimary
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 9, 2016
BRB, going to stab my ears
PROOF: Kasich-Mentum with Millennials pic.twitter.com/av9Tm7s7W0
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 9, 2016
Merrimack is a cluster
— Steven (@StevenWCVB) February 9, 2016
From a volunteer on the scene, Merrimack is a nightmare right now. They may keep polls open later, line is "incredible"
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) February 9, 2016
Merrimack Moderator Lynn Christensen says she has been told she is not allowed to extend the hours past 7 pm #wcvb
— Karen Anderson (@karenreports) February 9, 2016
Where the young things are
— CBS News Politics (@CBSPolitics) February 9, 2016
American Bridge is being American Bridgey
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 9, 2016
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