New Hampshire attorney general accuses national Democrats of voter suppression over primary decisions

New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella is amplifying the battle between national and state Democrats to a legal one, accusing them of voter suppression and sending a cease-and-desist order.

Formella’s office sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee on Monday after the national party told state Democrats that they must “educate the public” that this month’s primary will be “meaningless” and candidates “should take all steps possible not to participate.”

“Falsely telling New Hampshire voters that a New Hampshire election is ‘meaningless’ violates New Hampshire voter suppression laws,” Assistant Attorney General Brendan O’Donnell wrote to Minyon Moore and James Roosevelt, Jr, co-chairs of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee.

The committee decided last year that South Carolina would hold the party’s first-in-the-nation primary instead of New Hampshire, which was moved
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