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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

Coos: A Summary

Here’s what happened in Coos County on Tuesday, according to a tally by the Associated Press. Official counts from the Secretary of State are not yet available.

* Jeff Woodburn of Dalton was elected senator, defeating Debi Warner of Littleton. He takes the place of Republican John Gallus who chose not to run.

* In District 1 with all ten precincts counted Republican incumbent Duffy Daugherty of Colebrook lost to  Democrat Larry Enman of Errol by 20 votes.

Enman had 1,158 votes.

Daugherty said he would not seek a recount. "The state is going to hell in a hand basket and I am not going to fight it," he said.

Incumbent Republican Larry Rappaport of Colebrook was re-elected with 1,540 votes.

* In District 2 Democrat Wayne Moynihan was elected.

* In District 3 Democrats Gary Coulombe, Robert Theberge and Yvonne Thomas were re-elected.

* In District 4 Republican incumbent Herb Richardson held onto his seat.

* In District 5 Democrat challenger Marcia Hammon defeated Republican incumbent John Tholl.

* In District 6 incumbent Democrat William Hatch was unchallenged.

* In District 7 Republican challenger Leon Rideout defeated incumbent Evalyn Merrick by 12 votes. Merrick said she would seek a recount.