Leon Rideout http://nhpr.org en Lancaster's Evalyn Merrick Loses By 12 Votes http://nhpr.org/post/lancasters-evalyn-merrick-loses-12-votes <p>Democrat incumbent Evalyn Merrick apparently&nbsp;lost her seat for Coos District 7 by 12 votes, according to an unofficial tally compiled by the Associated Press.</p><p>Merrick had 3,253 votes compared to Republican Leon Rideout who had 3,265.</p><p>The official tally by the New Hampshire Secretary of State is not yet available.</p><p>Earlier in the evening, when only five of the 10 precincts were counted, Merrick had a lead of just over 100 votes.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:41:41 +0000 Chris Jensen 16377 at http://nhpr.org