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10:18 am
Thu November 8, 2012

North Country Events

Chris Jensen for NHPR


 

Events compiled by Tova Cohen of Franconia.

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Elections 2012
10:12 am
Thu November 8, 2012

All Three N.H. Ballot Measures Fail

New Hampshire voters showed a reluctance to change the state constitution in Tuesday’s election, rejecting one amendment that would have banned a personal income tax and another that would have given the legislature more control over the judiciary.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Party Relations... Post-election!

The New Hampshire GOP’s heyday appears to be over for now, with Democrats gaining seats in the state Senate, winning a majority in the House, and taking the corner office. This follows a rancorous period of governing and campaigning …attack ads, finger pointing and name calling. So, how do we move on from here?  Today we'll talk with party members and see if we can all 'get along'.

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Elections 2012
6:21 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

N.H. Will Have First All-Female U.S. Delegation, And Only Democratic Female Governor

Maggie Hassan Becomes Governor-Elect
Marc Nozell for NHPR

Tuesday's election in New Hampshire made history, as two female candidates for Congress, Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter beat their Republican opponents, joining U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in Washington. 

Democratic Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan will be the only female Democratic governor in January. 

Voter Turnout
6:01 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Long Lines At Polls Not Because Of Voter ID Law

Many voters across New Hampshire had to wait in long lines before they could cast their ballots
Credit Susan Posner / NHPR

New Hampshire Elections officials say they heard a fair number of complaints about long lines at the polls.  But as they say something other than the new voter ID law is to blame.

Talk of long lines at the polls was common on Election Day.  And for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne, it even affected how Election Night played out. As supporters saw more and more returns favoring Democrat Maggie Hassan, a spokeswoman addressed the crowd.

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NH News
4:30 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Court To Hear Arguments On Seabrook Re-licensing

The Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.
Credit Jeff Cutler / Flick/Creative Commons

Anti-nuclear groups from New Hampshire--and around the country--will be in court Thursday in Boston. They will argue for inclusion into the Seabrook Nuclear Plant re-licensing process.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejected the groups' call for intervenor status in the plant's relicensing application. That ruling superseded that of the NRC's own Atomic Safety and Licensing Board decision to allow the groups to hold a public hearing on nuclear energy alternatives like wind energy.

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Elections 2012
2:58 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Shea-Porter Wins Seat In Another Squeaker

Guinta campaign officials breaking down the
Credit Zach Nugent / NHPR

The tightest race in New Hampshire lived up to expectations last night. Carol Shea-Porter eked out a victory over Frank Guinta by four points, or just fewer than 14,000 votes.

While the race was close all the way through, indications that it would be a good night for Shea-Porter rolled in early. It was the wee hours of the morning when Carol Shea-Porter thanked a dwindling crowd of night-owl supporters for handing her back the seat in the US House of Representatives that she lost two-years ago.

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Elections 2012
2:56 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hassan Tops Lamontagne With Ease

Credit Paul Filippov

Maggie Hassan’s 13 point win ended this race far earlier than many expected, and made her the second woman elected to N.H.’s corner office.

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Elections 2012
2:20 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

N.H. House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate 13-11

Former House Speaker Terrie Norelli will run again for the job, but will face a strong opposition from David Campbell, D-Nashua. Current House Speaker Bill O'Brien has announced he will not run for mintority party leadership
Credit NH General Court Website

There was a big surprise waiting for New Hampshire politicos this morning. As the final votes were tallied in the four hundred races for the State House of Representatives, the Democrats had won a 221 to 178 majority with one race still undecided.

Prospects of a divided state legislature has both sides singing about bipartisanship. 

Given that many of the races for the NH House are decided by fewer than a hundred voters, there will likely be a couple dozen recounts.

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Elections 2012
2:05 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hassan Thanks Supporters In Manchester

Hassan hugs a supporter outside of the Red Arrow in Manchester
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Governor-elect Maggie Hassan made her first post-election appearance  in downtown Manchester.

Despite the cold weather and late-night election results, Hassan supporters gathered at the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester Wednesday afternoon to congratulate the governor-elect on her victory.

Hassan says she looks forward to governing in the tradition set forth by Governor Lynch, and that she’s eager to work with those across the aisle to improve the state’s schools and economy:

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Elections 2012
1:36 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Pres. Obama Carries New Hampshire

New Hampshire voters elected to give President Obama a second term.  As of midday Wednesday, the president had carried the state by a six percentage point margin.

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NH News
1:30 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cautious Optimism For N.H. Housing Market

New data from NH Housing Finance Authority shows 263 New Hampshire homes fell into foreclosure in September. That’s a 13% decline from 2011 levels.

The report says the numbers are a sign that the worst of the housing crisis could be behind us.  

But, cautious optimism aside, there is some tangible good news here: total foreclosures are on track to be their lowest since 2009. Foreclosure auction notices are also way down.

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Elections 2012
12:01 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrat Sue Ford Beats Sorg in Grafton 3

Democrat Sue Ford of Easton has beaten incumbent Republican Gregory Sorg, also of Easton.

With all seven precincts reporting Ford took the seat for Grafton District 3 with 1,392 votes compared to 1,151 for Sorg.

The tally was compiled by the Associated Press. Figures from the Secretary of State are not yet available.

Elections 2012
11:52 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Losing By 20 votes, Coos' Daugherty Says No Recount

Duffy Daugherty. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Larry Enman, a Democrat from Errol, has beaten Republican incumbent Duffy Daugherty in Coos District 1 by 20 votes, according to a final tally by the Associated Press.

In a telephone interview Daugherty said he did not intend to seek a recount, describing the statewide election as a sweep.

"The state is going to hell in a hand basket and I'm not going to fight it," he said.

With all 10 precincts counted Enman had 1,158 votes compared to 1,138 for Daugherty.

Official figures from the Secretary of State are not yet available.

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Elections 2012
11:40 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Lancaster Dem Evalyn Merrick Will Seek Recount

Democrat incumbent Evalyn Merrick plans to seek a recount after losing her seat by 12 votes.

She said a dozen votes was too tight a margin not to ask that it be reviewed.

"I owe it to the voters," she told NHPR.

Merrick had 3,253 votes compared to Republican Leon Rideout who had 3,265, according to a tally compiled by the Associated Press.

The official tally by the New Hampshire Secretary of State is not yet available.

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