2018 midterms

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: November 9, 2018

Nov 9, 2018

The so-called "blue wave" flipped the New Hampshire legislature and Executive Council to Democrat - we look at what's ahead after Tuesday's midterm elections, and the impact of increasing diversity at the N.H. statehouse. We also look at midterm results in neighboring states plus some non-election New Hampshire news.

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Democrats flipped the New Hampshire Legislature and Executive Council in this week's elections. But they also took control of two lower-profile offices for County Attorney.

County attorneys oversee law enforcement and set criminal justice priorities in each county.

Only two county attorney races were close - and in both, Democrats beat out Republican incumbents with a promise of criminal justice reform.

In Merrimack County, public defender Robin Davis won after she was nominated as a write-in Democratic candidate during the primaries.

Taylor Quimby for NHPR

The mid-term elections are over, and New Hampshire Republicans will hold onto the corner office, with Governor Sununu's victory. Meanwhile, Democrats celebrated holding onto the state's two congressional seats and Democrats now hold the balance of power in the state House, Senate and Executive Council.  

 

Your New Hampshire Voting Questions: Answered

Nov 6, 2018
Allegra Boverman; NHPR

Tuesday is midterm day, and there is still a lot of confusion surrounding who can vote, what you need to bring to the polls, and whether voting legislation like SB3 will impact you. We'll answer these questions on-air, and hear about Spanish-language resources for voters and a forum for transgender voters. 


Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Some big-name supporters joined Congressional District 1 candidates Chris Pappas and Eddie Edwards on their final full day of campaigning. 

Former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch joined Democrat Chris Pappas on campaign stops at diners.

Lynch, a Democrat who served four terms in Concord, said voters want politicians to work across the aisle – and Pappas will do that.

Why Do Midterms Matter & How Do They Impact You?

Oct 31, 2018
Sara Plourde

We sit down with NHPR's Civics 101, our podcast refresher course on the basics of our democracy.  The team has dug into how midterm elections impact us, the local and national offices on the ballot, and what makes midterms unique in New Hampshire. 

Listen to the entire Midterm Edition series from Civics 101 here

Be sure to check out NHPR's voter resources page to find the answers to all your voting questions.  During the show a caller asked how to change party affiliation before voting, but in the general election, it's not necessary to change affiliation to vote for either party.  For more information, click on our title to see this full page, for links to more coverage.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Gov. Chris Sununu (R) and former state Sen. Molly Kelly (D) faced off before a live audience at Manchester Community College to discuss a range of issues including the economy, guns, and the court fight over new voting rules.

This forum was moderated by The Exchange's Laura Knoy and NHPR's senior polical reporter Josh Rogers.