New Hampshire Public Radio: Campaign 2012
State Begins Tabulating Cost Of Voter ID Law
The Secretary of State’s Office says the first Election Day under the new Voter ID law was a low-cost success story. But over the next few months, those costs will rise.But how much money the state will have to pay to implement and enforce the Voter...
Long Lines At Polls Not Because Of Voter ID Law
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...
Shea-Porter Wins Seat In Another Squeaker
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 justfewer than14,000 votes.While the race was close all the way through, indications that it would be a...
Hassan Thanks Supporters In Manchester
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...
Victories and Concessions: Speeches Posted Here
Governor's Race: Republican Ovide Lamontagne's concession speech: Maggie Hassan's victory speech: Congressional District 1 Charlie Bass concedes: Ann McLane Kuster's victory speech:
Voters and Voices at the Polls
In case the profuse amount of “I Voted” stickers went unnoticed to you today, the first Tuesday in November is indeed upon us. Polling locations in Concord, New Hampshire teemed with signs and supporters providing some last minute rallying for their...
Audio Postcard: The Young And Old Head To The Polls
Young and old voters were out today at the polls. As part of a digital reporting class in UNH's Journalism Program, students caught up with some of those voters. Here's a little of what they heard.Students who contributed to this report: Mairead...
Strong Turnout in Littleton
With voting underway the first reports from the North Country indicate a strong turnout.From right after the polls opened voting in Littleton was so heavy that parking became a problem, says Police Captain Chris Tyler.“By 8’o’clock there was full...
Everything You Need To Know About Voter ID (Plus Some)
Today, everyone who goes to the polls will be asked to show a photo-ID in order to vote. This is the second step in a phased in process instituting voter ID’s over the next few election cycles. The process began with the primary in September when poll...
Big Name Republicans Work G.O.P. Voters In N.H.
While President Obama stumped in Concord, a band of prominent Republicans traveled the state on behalf of Mitt Romney and gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne.Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte worked GOP voters, as did former...
Bass, Kuster Square-Off Over DOMA
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.The debates...
Two Pro-Choice Candidates Face-Off Over Women's Health In Congressional...
While voters say economic issues are their top concern, abortion is also a high priority this year. In a recent Gallup Poll, nearly two-thirds of voters said it’s an important factor in their decision.But when you have a pro-choice Republican running...
Income Tax Amendment Takes A Backseat To Tight Races
Protecting New Hampshire from a broad-based sales or income tax has been a major issue in New Hampshire elections for decades – at least according to political scientist Dean Spiliotes."It goes back to the 1970s when Governor Meldrim Thomson pledged...
Infographic! Are Granite Staters Better Off Than We Were Four Years Ago?
Are you better off now than you were four years ago? StateImpact New Hampshire looks at key economic indicators to understand how Granite Staters are doing. And it's not the same for everyone. If you're a business consultant, construction worker,...
Will N.H. College Students Turn Out To Vote?
The election is less than a week away. And some worry that the majority of eligible voters ages 18 to 29 aren’t bothering to register or vote. In fact, over the last few decades, the enthusiasm among college voters seems to be slipping. According to a...
Guinta And Shea-Porter Both Reading From The Same Playbook
This time around in the first congressional district the names are the same but the roles are flipped; Republican Frank Guinta, once the challenger, is now the incumbent. Butthat’s not the only way this year’s race is like a mirror image of last...
UNH Poll Predicts Hassan Win in Gubernatorial Race, Democratic...
The second in a series of polls out this week from WMUR and the UNH Survey Center predicts that Democrats will win the governorship and majorities in both the House and Senate.This is the fourth poll in a row that shows a widening lead for Democrats...
Looking at State Races
Analyst Dean Spiliotes talks with Morning Edition's Rick Ganley about some Granite State Senate races to watch this election season.
Bass and Kuster Fight Rematch For 2nd District Congressional Seat
If you had to describe New Hampshire’s congressional elections in one word, “rematch” would be a good choice.In the race to Congress two years ago, the distance between Kuster and Bass was almost photo-finish-worthy: about 3,500 votes. UNH Survey...
Hassan, Lamontagne Tangle Over Infrastructure Funding
Candidates for governor, Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamontagne, met in Manchester to debate business and economicdevelopment in the Granite State.A key part of the debate centered on improving infrastructure.Both Ovide Lamontagneand Maggie Hassan agree...
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