NHPR Staff

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  The campaign signs are being folded up. The candidates have flown on to the next nominating states or, in some cases, are heading home to reevaluate whether to call it quits.

The final results are still trickling in, and the outcome of last night’s New Hampshire primary will likely be dissected for weeks — maybe months — to come.

For now, here’s some of the takeaways, based on NHPR’s coverage throughout primary day.

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All day, New Hampshire Public Radio reporters have been visiting polling locations across the state — and we’ll continue to have live updates from a number of campaigns’ events as the results start to trickle in.

Whether you’re a native Granite Stater looking for updates on your fellow voters or tuning in from out-of-state, NHPR’s got you covered.

Here's a rundown of the best features our team put together to guide you through the final hours of the primary.

We’re less than 24 hours away from the polls opening in New Hampshire.

For voters, that means less than 24 hours to arrive at any final decisions on which candidate to support — or even which primary to participate in. For candidates and political observers, that means less than 24 hours to get in their final pitches and then watching closely — especially in a handful of critical areas — for early predictions of who might emerge as the winners.

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Wondering where to vote on Tuesday? What time time polls open?  Whether or not you need to bring ID?

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Gov. Maggie Hassan delivered her final State of the State address Thursday at the State House.

Scroll down for a live blog of the speech, links to background articles on the issues Hassan discusses, the Republican response by N.H. Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, and full text and audio of Hassan's speech.

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  Pundits are already picking over who came out on top in last night’s Democratic primary town hall with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Derry — but, judging by the initial reactions on social media, the night’s real winners might actually be the voters of New Hampshire.

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At a CNN town hall forum in Derry Wednesday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended collecting $675,000 in fees for three speeches she made to Goldman Sachs.

Clinton says she made speeches to lots of groups and pushed back against the idea that the money she made would influence her.

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We'll be hearing a lot -- a whole lot -- from the folks running for president over the next few days. But here's a crazy notion: How about we listen to some voters?

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After an eventful night in Iowa, the eyes of the political world are turning toward New Hampshire — as have plenty of campaign caravans.

Both party’s fields have narrowed: Democrat Martin O’Malley and Republican Mike Huckabee both dropped out last night amid faltering caucus returns. But the dynamics of both races also remain particularly competitive.

Today’s the day — Iowa residents will caucus starting at 7 p.m., effectively establishing the stakes in New Hampshire and other contests that follow in the race to the White House.

Or, as Face The Nation’s John Dickerson put it over the weekend:

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Every four years, New Hampshire proudly touts its first-in-the-nation status. But technically, while our presidential contest is the first primary in the nation, it isn't the first time voters get to weigh in. That honor, of course, belongs to Iowa's Caucus.

But what exactly is a caucus? How does it work? Who gets to participate?

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All three Democratic presidential candidates will take part in a town hall event in Derry Wednesday night, less than a week before the New Hampshire primary.

The event will be broadcast on CNN starting at 8 p.m., with host Anderson Cooper moderating. 

Coming off the Iowa caucuses, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will all look to make their closing arguments to Granite State voters.

 Things might be relatively quiet on the New Hampshire campaign trail right now, but there’s still plenty of activity: staffers rounding up volunteers for canvassing and phone calls; campaign flyers stuffed in voters’ mailboxes; ads flooding the airwaves, Facebook and plenty of other places.

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Relatively new voters could play a significant role in this year's New Hampshire presidential primary.

That’s according to a new paper from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy, which looks at an influx of new residents and a rising tide of young voters, many of whom weren’t old enough to participate in past presidential primaries.

Newspapers in the two early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire have been issuing candidate endorsements in an accelerating flurry in recent days. But do those endorsements even matter anymore?


We’re a little more than two weeks from the New Hampshire primary — and, as you might expect, we’re in for another busy weekend on the campaign trail.

Super PACs are, in some ways, playing a more visible role than ever in this year’s presidential primary — running a large share of the television ads, but also in some cases taking on many of the voter-contact responsibilities usually reserved for a traditional campaign

But it’s not always so easy to see what these groups are doing – or who’s footing the bill. And it’s looking like voters in Iowa and New Hampshire will have to wait until after they head to the polls to find out who’s behind some of the most active super PACs in this year’s primaries.

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The three Democrats running for president faced-off Sunday night for the last time before voters begin to weigh in on the 2016 campaign for the White House. 

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If you're closely following the New Hampshire Democratic primary, you might want to zero in on the results coming in from Berlin and Rochester — two post-industrial, blue-collar Democratic towns where Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in 2008.

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On January 20th at 5:30pm, New Hampshire Public Radio and The Warren B. Rudman Center at The UNH School of Law come together to bring you another event in their series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism. 

Tom Gjelten, National Public Radio’s Correspondent on Religion and Belief, is our guest. He will be speaking about his latest book, A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, and how immigration is playing out in the presidential primary.


The remaining Republican candidates for president — or, most of them, anyway — will meet in South Carolina tonight for the sixth debate of the primary season.

There have been a few notable developments since the last time the candidates debated in December.

Ever wondered who’s responsible for actually setting the stage for a presidential campaign event? Or what those must-visit New Hampshire stops are like on the days when they’re not being used as backdrops for candidate meet-and-greets?

New Hampshire Public Radio has released a new, comprehensive database of New Hampshire election results dating back to 1970, up and down the ballot. Unveiled on the cusp of the state’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary, it's a unique analytic tool to help users understand New Hampshire politics. 

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The stage has been set for the next Republican presidential debate, slated for Thursday night in South Carolina.

Looking in from the outside will be two candidates who've been on the main stage in most previous debates and have spent considerable time in the Granite State.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina were relegated to the undercard debate, after both failed to reach the polling criteria set by debate organizer Fox Business Network.

Paul told CNN Monday night he plans to boycott the debate.

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 With less than a month to go until Primary Day, the Granite State “ground games” of the presidential campaigns are getting more scrutiny than ever — from the media, but also from political leaders.


ABC News announced Sunday that it has cut its partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader for the Republican primary debate to be held in Manchester just days before Granite State voters go to the polls.

An ABC executive said the Union Leader’s endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the GOP primary, coupled with the paper’s ongoing spat with Trump, led them to drop the paper from the Feb. 6 debate.

The paper has criticized Trump through a series of front page columns and editorials in recent weeks.

Still can’t get enough of all things New Hampshire primary? You’re in luck.

Just in time for the final stretch before the first-in-the-nation contest, NHPR’s launching a new podcast — Primarily Politics — a fun round-up of news and other trends from the campaign trail hosted by Brady Carlson. We’ll have a new episode each week leading up to the primary on Feb. 9.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the first installment:

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A documentary about the life and death of New Hampshire native and photojournalist James Foley will air on HBO next month.

According to the Boston Globe, HBO Documentary Films has acquired stateside TV rights to "Jim: The James Foley Story."

The documentary will debut Feb. 6 on HBO, shortly after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Earlier today we looked at New Hampshire's Voter ID law and the possible impacts it may have on the Presidential Primary, early next month.

While the law has been on the books for more than three years, this year's primary will be the first in which the law is in full effect.

Many local election officials, as well as voter rights groups like the ACLU and League of Women Voters, are preparing for that day, when many first-time or infrequent voters come to the polls.

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This year, NHPR created more online-only content than ever before, from digital-first reporting to data maps, blogs, videos, and interactive infographics.

Here's a compilation of our favorite digital stories of 2015, arranged by category.