Three State Races Could Get Recounts

Nov 10, 2016

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

One New Hampshire Senate contest and possibly two House races are headed for recounts.

Democratic Sen. Andrew Hosmer of Laconia has requested a recount against Republican challenger Harold French, who is up by 13 votes. In House races, two Manchester races are in recount territory. Democrat Andrew Gregoire requested a recount, but updated numbers now put him one vote ahead. In Manchester ward 12, Republican Dick Marston is also asking for a recount.

None of these recounts will revoke legislative control from Republicans. But it could change the size of Republicans' power in the Senate, in particular. If French holds the seat, Republicans will control 14 of 24 seats. A Hosmer win would give the GOP a narrower margin.