Brooke Singman – By Brooke Singman – Published February 09, 2016 –

How New Hampshire became the nation’s first primary state

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Tuesday’s vote in New Hampshire marks the 100th anniversary of the first-in-the-nation primary.

“New Hampshire’s … primary is a cherished responsibility for Granite Staters that reflects and informs who we are,” New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan told Fox News.

So why is New Hampshire first, and why is it such a big deal?

According to the governor, New Hampshire was “the first to truly recognize that direct citizen involvement in the nomination process makes for better presidential candidates –and better presidents.”

The New Hampshire primary traditionally has been first for the last century, a position that was sealed into law in 1975 by New Hampshire’s secretary of state – holding that New Hampshire’s primary would fall at least seven days before any other.

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