New Hampshire claims diversity justifies first primary

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July 29, 2011

New Hampshire

CONCORD, New Hampshire: Opponents to New Hampshire being the first state to hold their presidential primary claimed that such a white state does not accurately reflect the whole of the US. But with recent census data, pockets of diversity have sprung up in the state. Taking Hillsborough County as an example, the census data shows that the minority population increased to 10 percent of the total population and even pockets in certain cities with over 40 percent non whites. New Hampshire echos the trend with increasing older white populations and increasing younger minority populations long side. Civil Unions also have increased in the state.[1]

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