Election 2022

Rochester special election to occur on Feb. 21

BY: - December 21, 2022

A special election for a Rochester House race that ended in a tie has been scheduled for Feb. 21 by the Rochester City Council. The special election comes as the House is deeply divided, with Republicans holding 201 seats and the Democrats 198. The special election will determine whether the only remaining undecided seat goes […]

Republicans secure slim majority in NH House

BY: - November 29, 2022

Republicans have secured a slim 201 to 198 majority in the New Hampshire House after a review of contested ballots left recount results intact Monday. The fate of one House seat is still undecided after a recount found Democrat Chuck Grassie and Republican David Walker had tied, each receiving 970 votes. The Ballot Law Commission […]

Recount returns Manchester House seat to Republicans

BY: - November 22, 2022

Republican Larry Gagne won the Manchester Ward 6 House seat in a second recount completed Tuesday evening. The seat had flipped from Gagne to Democrat Maxine Mosley in an initial recount completed last week. But on Thursday, Secretary of State David Scanlan said the first recount didn’t appear to have included all votes, prompting Mosley […]

Ballot counting to continue for two seats narrowly held by Democrats 

BY: - November 17, 2022

More ballots need to be counted before finalizing the recount result of Manchester Ward 6, a seat that flipped from Republican to Democratic control Monday, Secretary of State Dave Scanlan announced Thursday. That announcement brings uncertainty for two seats now held by Democrats, as Republicans have a razor-thin majority with 200 seats. Democrats currently hold […]

Republican majority in NH House narrows again as recount flips additional seat to Democrats

BY: - November 15, 2022

The Republicans’ narrow majority in the New Hampshire House of Representative just got a bit smaller, with a Tuesday recount flipping the Coos District 7 seat from a Republican to a Democrat. That leaves Republicans with a 201 to 199 majority, and at least 20 more House race recounts still pending. That includes two races […]

Secretary of state overseeing at least 31 recounts; one House seat has already flipped to Dems

BY: - November 15, 2022

Candidates in the state had a Monday deadline to request a recount of the Nov. 8 election results, and over 30 took advantage of it. The tally available from the Secretary of State’s Office late Monday included 28 New Hampshire House races, two for state Senate, and another for Hillsborough County register of deeds.  Heading […]

Jeb Bradley stands while Chris Sununu signs a bill

Senate Republicans choose Bradley to lead them; Democrats pick Soucy

BY: - November 14, 2022

New Hampshire Senate Republicans voted for Sen. Jeb Bradley to serve as Senate president next term, promoting the longtime Senate majority leader to the chamber’s top position after the departure of Sen. Chuck Morse. In a unanimous, closed-door vote Thursday, the 14 elected Republicans chose Bradley as their nominee, according to a press release by […]

New Hampshire said no to a constitutional convention, preserved the register of probate

BY: - November 14, 2022

Voters rejected two ballot questions in last week’s election, deciding not to hold a convention to suggest changes to the state constitution and not to get rid of the register of probate, a position stripped of its primary duties over a decade ago. The state’s last constitutional convention was held in 1984, but people on […]

After six-year battle to oust Sununu, Democrats fall short again

BY: - November 14, 2022

For New Hampshire residents, some of Tuesday’s election results may have seemed familiar. The state’s three congressional Democrats fighting for reelection held on to their seats. The Democrat facing Republican Gov. Chris Sununu lost handily. It’s a dynamic that has repeated itself since Sununu first ran for the corner office in 2016. And the gaps […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 13, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month. After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

State Senate has new faces but the same 14-10 Republican majority

BY: - November 10, 2022

The results are in, and barring a recount reversing the outcome of any of the 24 state Senate races, New Hampshire Republicans have won a 14-10 majority in the upper chamber. That’s the same margin Republicans had last session, but some key players have changed. Turnover was guaranteed in at least a third of the […]

Empty seats in the House chamber

Trench warfare?: What an evenly split New Hampshire House means for legislating

BY: - November 10, 2022

Two years ago, when New Hampshire Republicans took back the state House, the margin of victory appeared slim. Republicans won 213 seats to Democrats’ 187 seats, taking just 53 percent of the chamber.  But this year’s House elections have set a new standard for close elections.  With some races still being counted on Wednesday – […]