DOVER, N.H. — New Hampshire state Rep. Luz Bay turned her 60th birthday party into a write-in-Joe-Biden house party.
About 30 of her friends, many of them state representatives and officials, gathered at her home on an icy night just over a week before the primary.
Maryland state Del. Kriselda Valderrama joined on Zoom. While giving her pitch on why to write in Biden, she said, “we remember the election in Alaska a few cycles ago, when Sen. Lisa Murkowski won a general election purely on the strength of her write-in ballot campaign, so it is possible.”
Melanie Levesque, a former state senator and state representative who also joined on Zoom, said after the DNC’s efforts to move New Hampshire from its first in the nation status, “many of us felt angst, felt disappointment, a little bit angry.”
“What I realized was that this is bigger than one man. This is about our democracy, not just one election,” Levesque said. “And we have to be there to step up and save our democracy for our children or for our future. Writing in Biden is a way of us standing up to say we believe in democracy.”
Colin Van Ostern, a volunteer with the “Write-in Biden” campaign, attended the party in person. “Let’s be honest, one party or another has been trying to take away our primary for about 104 years,” he said. He encouraged everyone to vote for the one person who has beaten Trump and who he is confident can do it again.
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