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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

N.H. Court: New Voter Registration Law On Hold

In a 3-2 decision, New Hampshire's Supreme Court has sided with a lower court judge and left a new voter registration law on hold.

The high court said the state did not prove the lower court erred in leaving the old law in effect pending resolution of the case. The ruling clears the way for out-of-state college students to continue to vote in New Hampshire.

Students traditionally have been allowed to declare the state their home without holding legal residency, which involves an intent to stay for an extended period of time.

But under a law passed this year, new voters would have been required to sign a statement saying they declare New Hampshire their home and are subject to laws that apply to all residents.