Today Governor Chris Sununu and Executive Councilors heard testimony in a rare pardon hearing.
The request for a pardon came from Joe Barton, who was convicted of resisting arrest during an incident at a Newmarket polling place during the 2014 general election.
Barton says he didn’t know that the person trying to arrest him was a police officer.
Barton was chairman of the Newmarket Republican Committee at the time. During his hearing Monday, he accused the arresting officer of having political motivations.