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All Things Considered
Final results: Summary results | Town resultsThe BasicsThe New Hampshire primary is a mainstay in American electoral politics. Every four years, voters gather to help determine the Republican and/or Democratic nominee for President. While the state only has 12 electoral votes in 2012 (normally it’s 24, but the Republican National Committee penalized the state party for moving up the event date), the primary’s position as one of the earliest contests gives the state out-sized influence over the nomination process.Only the Iowa caucuses come before New Hampshire’s primary. Traditionally, New Hampshire’s broad-based primary contest has been seen as a counter-weight to Iowa’s more drawn-out caucus process, which tends to draw a smaller core of party faithful. In the case of the 2012 Republican race, New Hampshire’s electorate is seen to represent the more libertarian-leaning, fiscally conservative wing of the party, while Iowa voters are seen as representing the socially conservative wing of the GOP base.N.H. Primary summary provided by StateImpact - NH reporter, Amanda Loder

New Hampshire Democrats Expect a Busy Convention Week

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The Democratic National Convention is getting underway tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina. While Granite State Democrats may not play as high-profile a role as their Republican counterparts did at the GOP convention last week, New Hampshire’s DNC delegation says it’s ready for a busy and exciting week.

All Things Considered host Brady Carlson spoke with delegate Jim Demers, a veteran Democratic activist and founder of the lobbying firm the Demers Group.