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2020 State Primary Election Results & A Look Ahead to November

Laura Knoy for NHPR

On the primary ballot this year: candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, executive council, state senators and representatives, along with county offices. Among the most closely watched races is the gubernatorial contest, with Democrats Andru Volinsky and Dan Feltes vying to take on Republican Governor Chris Sununu. We'll find out who came out ahead and what it might mean for the November general election. And we'll also check in on how the voting process itself went, with the dramatic increase in absentee voting due to the pandemic.  If you're an election worker or voter, we want to hear from you. How did the day go?  How did it differ from prior years? 

Air date: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020


  • Dan Barrick - NHPR's New Director. 
  • Casey McDermott - NHPR Reporter.
  • Andrew Smith - Director, UNH Survey Center; Professor of Practice in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. 

We also talked with Matt Mowers, who won the Republican nomination in Congressional District 1 and will run against incumbent Congressman Chris Pappas in November, and Todd Selig, Durham town administrator. 

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