Concord, NH - Greenland, NH: Guinta and Shea-Porter
The A.P. has called CD 1 for Carol Shea-Porter.
With the other major races having been decided definitively for Democrats, the outcome of Congressional District 1 is still undecided. While supporters at Carol Shea-Porter's headquarters continue to celebrate, the Guinta camp has called it a night.
We look at what our nation’s most important document, the Constitution, says and doesn’t say about elections. There’s some debate over who should write the rules, the federal or state governments, also who exactly can cast a ballot and if voting is a right or a privilege. We’ll talk with those involved in new civics program called “Constitutionally speaking”.
Tomorrow its predicted that more than seven hundred thousand Granite Staters will be walking into town halls, school gymnasiums, and church basements. And with pencils and pens, they will fill in their choice for everything from President to Selectman. But have you ever wondered where all those ballots come from? There’s one Concord-based company prints all of them, each election cycle and has been doing so for 30 years. NHPR’s Keith Shields, took a tour and the facility and brings you this story.
For the third time in a decade, New Hampshire voters are being asked to approve a constitutional amendment that would give the legislature more power to regulate the Granite State's court system.
Question 2 on the Nov. 6 ballot would give lawmakers "concurrent power" with the state Supreme Court to establish judicial procedures, from how to file a lawsuit, to which cases are heard on appeal, to what evidence is admissible at trial.
Politics have divided our country to the extent that the two sides not only disagree on the solutions to the country’s problems, they represent two different realities. This week we hear from people who are intimately familiar with this rift. They’ve lost friends. They’ve become estranged from family. They've watched civility cede to skirmishes. Our political civil war and its consequences: a special pre-election episode.
Friday night, St. Anselm College hosted the final debate between the candidates for the 2nd District congressional seat. While abortion has been a signature social issue of the race, this time around, the candidates sparred on gay marriage.
This week we’ve been talking about jobs and the economy with candidates in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. We wrap up the series with the Republican nominee, incumbent congressman Charlie Bass. He talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.
A joke about being New Hampshire Speaker of the House is that you get a parking spot, $125 annual salary, and the chance to bang a gavel.
But when Bill O’Brien took the position in 2010, he took an important but largely under the radar position into the spotlight.
"It’s been all about O’Brien," says Dante Scala, a political scientist at UNH. "For better or worse, O’Brien became the center of gravity in the New Hampshire legislature, and the face of the New Hampshire legislature, in a way that past Speakers rarely are."
The US Attorney and state Attorney General will run special election complaint hotlines on Tuesday. Assistant AG Richard Head says 30 lawyers and investigators will also be stationed at polling places across the state. Typically, he says, the office fields around a hundred complaints on Election Day.
“There is no typical voter complaint," Head says with a chuckle. "They can range anywhere from machines not working properly to signs--a wide range of issues.”