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Elections 2020

Primary Day is September 8th. Election Day is November 3rd.

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The Democratic candidates for governor continue to clash over their approaches to climate change, with State Sen. Dan Feltes rolling out a "green jobs" plan Thursday.

His primary opponent, executive councilor Andru Volinsky, says the new plan glosses over Feltes's continued support for natural gas.

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The Exchange continues its summer series of primary candidate interviews with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andru Volinsky. He currently serves on the Executive Council, representing District 2. We'll discuss his positions on the coronavirus pandemic, police reform, and school re-opening, and other issues. And we welcome  your questions, as well; send them before the show to exchange@nhpr.org.

Air date: Friday, Aug. 7, 9-9:20

To hear this conversation, which was part of the Aug. 7th Weekly N.H. News Roundup, click here!

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In a presidential election year, the top of the ticket almost inevitably affects outcomes down ballot. And this year, President Trump hopes to maximize his influence. In New Hampshire, that effort is clear in the September Republican primaries, where he’s endorsed local candidates for Congress and U.S. Senate.

NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports on the upshot of Trump’s decision, and the possible divide it’s sowing in the New Hampshire GOP.

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This story has been updated with additional information.

More than 330,000 surgical masks, 8,200 jugs of sanitizing wipes, 5,300 face shields and 3,200 sneeze guards are on their way to local pollworkers across New Hampshire in the coming weeks, according to a new memo from the Secretary of State's office. 

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Liberty Utilities says it will not build the proposed Granite Bridge natural gas pipeline in Southern New Hampshire, after finding a cheaper way to serve new customers by using existing infrastructure.

The company told the state of the change in plans in a Public Utilities Commission filing Friday afternoon. 

The $340-million pipeline plan dated to late 2017 and drew fierce opposition from climate change activists, who oppose any expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the region.

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Gov. Chris Sununu says New Hampshire's elections will take place as scheduled in November, regardless of any ideas President Trump may have about delaying elections due to COVID-19.

Sununu said he didn't understand why President Trump would take to Twitter to predict that 2020 election would be the most "inaccurate and fraudulent" in history if mail-in voting were widespread.

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A federal judge has lowered the threshold for Libertarian party candidates to get on the November ballot in New Hampshire.

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Libertarians sued the governor and secretary of state on the grounds that the ballot access requirements were too burdensome during a time of coronavirus restrictions.

Updated at 7:20 p.m. ET

President Trump on Thursday mused about delaying this year's election based on unsupported conspiracy theorizing about the integrity of voting during the coronavirus disaster.

Trump used a Twitter post to repeat what has become a pet theme about what he calls the prospect of inaccuracies or fraud with mail-in voting.

This story has been updated with additional information.

New Hampshire's state epidemiologist is urging both pollworkers and voters to wear masks at all times inside the state's polling places if they show up for in-person balloting for this fall's elections.

Ayúdanos A Mejorar La Cobertura Política Del 2020 En NHPR

Jul 27, 2020
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Para las elecciones primarias presidenciales del 2020, NHPR trató algo diferente: invitó a los oyentes a contarnos a dar sugerencias sobre cómo cubrir la elección. 

Cientos de personas de todas partes del estado compartieron sus ideas. Usamos sus comentarios para tomar decisiones más conscientes sobre qué historias debíamos priorizar antes de las primarias y qué preguntas tenían los votantes sobre el proceso. 

For former Vice President Joe Biden, foreign policy isn't primarily about position papers, global summits or treaties. It's about personal connections, forged over long and repeated face-to-face meetings.

Listen to Biden talk about foreign policy on the campaign trail and you hear him come back to the same theme, over and over. "I've met every major world leader in the last 35 years — not because I'm important, but because of the nature of my job," he told a crowd in Sparks, Nev., back in January, before in-person campaigning was halted.

With less than 100 days until Election Day, here's where things stand:

Suburban voters have been growing as a share of the electorate since the mid-1990s, and they have become consequential in presidential elections. They could be determinative in this one too, as they make up roughly half of all voters.

Since George W. Bush's reelection, the candidate who won the suburbs won the election, except in 2012. Then, Mitt Romney won the suburbs and lost to Barack Obama, showing why it's even more important for a Republican to win over suburban voters.

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Gubernatorial candidate Andru Volinsky is singling out the Granite Bridge natural gas pipeline proposal as a dividing line in that race’s Democratic primary, holding a campaign event Friday that his opponent, state Sen. Dan Feltes, dismissed as a political stunt.

The project, from Liberty Utilities, involves a 27-mile gas pipeline between Stratham and Manchester, along Route 101. It would connect two existing gas arteries that follow Interstates 93 and 95 and would also include a large liquefied natural gas storage tank in Epping.

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The Exchange continues its summer series of primary candidate interviews with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Feltes. He has served in the state Senate since 2014 and currently serves as Senate Majority Leader. We discuss his proposal for school re-opening amid the coronavirus pandemic, police reform, environmental issues, and more. 

Air date: Friday, July 24, 9 to 9:20 a.m.

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The two Democrats running for New Hampshire governor, Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky and State Senator Dan Feltes, have some things in common. They're both from Concord, and they're both lawyers.

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Both also describe their legal experience as critical to how they'd approach the job of leading the state. Volinsky has been a prominent New Hampshire litigator for 30 years, and Feltes spent close to a decade as staff attorney at New Hampshire Legal Assistance. 

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A continuación, pueden leer las noticias del jueves 23 de Julio.

También las puedes escuchar haciendo click en el siguiente audio. 

Una nota: Lo escrito es nuestro guión para nuestras grabaciones. Tenlo en cuenta si ven algunas anotaciones diferentes. 

Guía de reapertura de escuelas obtiene diferentes reacciones de sindicatos de maestros.

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The Democrats running for New Hampshire governor met in a Zoom forum hosted by Dartmouth College Thursday night, where they laid out competing strategies for how their party can win the corner office this year.

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The Exchange continues its summer series of primary candidate interviews with retired U.S. Army Brig. General Donald Bolduc of Stratham. Bolduc is seeking the Republican party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate next November. We discuss how his military career informs his candidacy and get his views on the pandemic response, the national discussion on race and criminal justice, and more.

Air date: Friday, July 17, 2020, 9 to 9:20 a.m. 

Bryant "Corky" Messner, an attorney and military veteran who is running for the GOP nomination in the race for U.S. Senate, says the country needs to “broadly discuss issues around race." If elected, he said, he would "bring together people from various factions, including those African Americans who view the race issue in a different way than what we hear from the left."

Speaking on The Exchange, Messner addressed issues of systemic racism, the pandemic response, and health care reform. To hear the full interview, and read the transcript, visit here

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: July 10, 2020

Jul 10, 2020

Portsmouth prepares for a presidential visit amid concerns over the coronavirus and large gatherings. The legislature sends some bills to Governor Chris Sununu's desk,  including one that would assist renters and homeowners and another that overhauls the sate's election process in response to the pandemic. And the COVID-19 Equity Response Team, a group formed by Governor Sununu to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic,  finalizes its set of recommendations. 

Republican Bryant "Corky" Messner of Wolfeboro, a military veteran and attorney,  has pitched himself as a political outsider. Messner, who has been endorsed by President Trump, is seeking to become the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate.  Messner joined us for the first in our summer series of primary candidate interviews.  For more on this series, see below. 

Air date: July 10, 2020. 

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