Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Question: In 1916, New Hampshire was the second state to hold a presidential primary. Which state was first?

Answer: Indiana, a week before New Hampshire’s primary. The state awarded all its delegates to former Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks, and he became the Republican vice presidential nominee that year, losing to Democrat Woodrow Wilson. For the next election in 1920, New Hampshire passed its current law mandating its primary be the first in the nation.