NEW HAMPSHIRE 4 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, New Hampshire Secretary of State)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.                   1,359,711
Total Registration, Nov. 2020                                               >

New Hampshire has: 10 counties.
Largest counties: Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack, Strafford, Grafton. 
Largest cities: Manchester, Nashua, Concord.

Government
Governor: Chris Sununu (R) seeking re-election in 2020    Exec. Council: >
State Legislature: New Hampshire General Court   House: 400 seats   Senate: 24 seats
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U.S. House:  2D, 0R- 1. C.Pappas (D) | 2. A.Kuster (D)
U.S. Senate: Jeanne Shaheen (D) seeking re-election in 2020, Maggie Hassan (D) elected in 2016.
2020
Governor: Gov. Chris Sununu (R), elected in 2016, is seeking a third two-year term,  He faces Sen. Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D) and activist Darryl Perry (L).
U.S. Senate: Sen.
. Jeanne Shaheen (D) first elected in 2008 and seeking a third term, faces attorney Corky Messner (R) and Justin O'Donnell (L).
U.S. House: Both Members are seeking re-election
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State Legislature:
All 400 House seats and 24 Senate seats are up. 

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The Granite State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020



Legislation
On July 17, 2020 Gov. Sununu signed HB 1266 into law, "making temporary modifications to the absentee voter registration, absentee ballot application, and absentee voting processes in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease."
On the ballot
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Trump/Pence (Rep.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


Biden/Harris (Dem.)






Ballot Access
Overview: After Hillary Clinton's 0.37 percentage point margin in 2016, New Hampshire is a battleground state again in 2020. 
   Looking back to the Feb. 11 FITN primary, New Hampshire produced Biden's worst showing of his primary campaign, fifth place and 8.36% of the vote.
  As in other battleground states,in June, July and Aug. the Trump campaign did in-person events, phone banking and door knocking while the Biden campaign remained in virtual mode (R | D).

Trump  |  Biden
[State Primary: September 8, 2020]
Presidential Preference Primary -- Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Names on checklist (registered voters): Undeclared 387,626, Democratic 324,608, Republican 305,542.  Total  1,017,773.
Main New Hampshire Primary Page

Democrats
Sanders 76,384 (25.60%), Buttigieg 72,454 (24.28%), Klobuchar 58,714 (19.68%), Warren 27,429 (9.19%), Biden 24,944 (8.36%)... Total 298,377.  details

33 Delegates: 16 District, 5 At-Large, 3 PLEO and 9 Unpledged.

Republicans
Trump 129,744 (84.41%), Weld 13,844 (9.01%)... Total 153,711.


General Election Winners in New Hampshire, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Clinton
38.86%
Clinton
49.32%
Bush
48.07%
Kerry
50.25%
Obama
54.13%
Obama
51.98%
Clinton
46.83%
  and the details...

General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,042,102.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 71.4%.








Official Results >

 
Trump/Pence (Rep.)
345,790
(46.46)
+Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
348,526
(46.83)
Stein/Baraka (Grn.)
6,496
(0.87)
De la Fuente/Steinberg (AmD.)
678
(0.09)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
30,777
(4.14)
w/ins (15)
9,618

scatter
2,411
(1.62)
Total........744,296

w/ins includes Kasich 1,365   McMullin 1,064   Sanders 4,493
Overview: New Hampshire, a battleground state, produced the second closest result in the presidential election after Michigan; Clinton/Kaine prevailed with a plurality of 2,736 votes (0.37 percentage points).  Trump carried six counties, including narrowly the largest, Hillsborough Co.,  to four counties for Clinton.  New Hampshire also saw the closest U.S. Senate race in the country and a competitive race for Governor.
   
Voters had already seen plenty of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the primary campaign through candidate visits, organizing and ads.  In addition Hillary Clinton was familiar from campaigns going back to her husband's 1992 primary run.  Perhaps for that reason, the Democratic principals made fewer visits to the Granite state than did Trump and Pence.
General Election Visits
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,013,741.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 70.9%.


718,700 total ballots were cast of which 88,014 (12.2%) were absentee.

Registration: Rep. 273,675 (30.21%)   Dem. 250,358 (27.63%)   Undecl. 381,924 (42.16%)   Total  905,957 (includes 99,299 Election Day registrations)




Official Results >

 
Romney/Ryan (Rep.)
329,918
(46.40)
+Obama/Biden (Dem.)
369,561
(51.98)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
8,212
(1.16)
Goode/Clymer (Const.)
708
(0.10)
Ron Paul (w/in)
1,374
(0.19)
Jill Stein (w/in)
324
(0.04)
scatter
875
(0.12)
Total........710,972

2012 Overview
Both candidates were well known to New Hampshire voters. 
In particular, former Gov. Mitt Romney could count the Granite State as one of his home states; he owns a home on Lake Winipesaukee, had waged two primary campaigns here, and served as governor of neighboring Massachusetts.  When the votes were counted Obama/Biden prevailed with a plurality of 39,643 votes (5.58 percentage points).  Obama carried seven counties to three for Romney (Rockingham, Belknap and Carroll).
General Election Details
Obama  |  Romney
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 997,247.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 71.3%.

719,403 total ballots cast of which 72,264 (10.0%) were absentee.

Registration: Rep. 280,507 (29.27%)   Dem. 282,421 (29.46%)   Undecl. 395,600 (41.27%) ...Total 958,528 (includes 76,755 Election Day registrations) 


Official Results >


McCain/Palin (Rep.)
316,534
(44.52)
+Obama/Biden (Dem.)
384,826 (54.13)
Nader/Gonzalez (Ind.)
3,503
(0.49)
Phillies/Bennett (Lib.)
531
(0.07)
Barr/Root (Lib.)
2,217 (0.31)
Write Ins
3,359
(0.47)
Total........710,970


Write Ins: Baldwin 226, BClinton 13, HClinton 1,124, Huckabee 61, McKinney 40, Palin 18, Paul 1,092, Romney 112, Others 673.
2008 Overview
By Nov. 2008 Democrats had obtained a slight voter registration edge over Republicans.  Both the major candidates were certainly well known to New Hampshire voters.  Noteworthy among the visits were Obama's June 27 unity rally with Hillary Clinton in Unity and McCain's sentimental town hall meeting in Peterborough on Nov. 2.  Obama/Biden prevailed with a plurality of 68,292 votes (9.61 percentage points), carrying all 10 counties. 
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 956,422.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 70.9%.

686,089 total ballots cast of which 62,059 (9.0%) were absentee.

Registration: Rep. 266,770 (31.17%)   Dem. 228,766 (26.73%)   Undecl. 360,325 (42.10%)  ...Total 855,861 (includes 94,431 Election Day registrations).
Official Results >

Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
331,237
(48.88)
+Kerry/Edwards (Dem.)
340,511
(50.25)
Nader/Camejo (Ind.)
4,479
(0.66)
Write Ins
1,435
(0.21)
Total........677,662
 

Write Ins: McCain 357, Badnarik 372, Peroutka 161, Dean 42, WPowell 14, WClark 14, Kucinich 8, Edwards 5, Scatter 538.


2004 Overview
New Hampshire was one of the much-watched battleground states.  It was the only state to flip from red to blue, as Kerry gained a plurality of  9,274 votes (1.37 percentage points) over Bush.  Kerry finished ahead in six counties (Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack, Strafford, and Sullivan) to Bush's four (Belknap, Carroll, Hillsborough, and Rockingham).  (detailed results
Kerry/Allies  |  Bush-Cheney '04
General Election Details

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Voting Eligible Population*: 890,622.

VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 63.9%.

578,656 total ballots cast of which 45,225 (7.8%) were absentee.

Registration: Rep. 301,844 (35.2%)   Dem. 224,295 (26.2%)   Undecl. 328,556 (38.4%)   ...Total 854,695 (includes 65,428 Election Day registrations).  

Official Results >   


+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
273,559
(48.07)
Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
266,348
(46.80)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
2,757
(0.48)
Nader/LaDuke (Grn.)
22,198
(3.90)
Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
328
(0.05)
Buchanan/Foster (Ind.)
2,615
(0.46)
Misc. Write Ins
1,276
(0.22)
Total........569,081


2000 Overview
Gov. Bush was thumped by Sen. McCain in the Feb. 1 New Hampshire Republican primary, but he rebounded in the Nov. general election, carrying this battleground state with a plurality of 7,211 votes (1.27 percentage points).  Bush won 6 of the state's 10 counties.  In the most populous county, Hillsborough (includes Manchester), Bush finished 3,024 votes ahead of Gore.  Gore fared best in Cheshire county (Keene) and Strafford county (Rochester and Dover) and narrowly won Merrimack and Grafton counties.  Nader's 22,198 vote showing may have tipped the balance to Bush. 
General Election Activities

1992 and 1996 General Elections
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Clinton (Dem.)...........209,040 (38.86)
Bush (Rep.)...............202,484 (37.64)
Perot (Ind.)................121,337
 (22.56)
Others (3+w/ins)...........5,084
(0.95)
Total........537,945

1996
Clinton (Dem.)...........246,214 (49.32)
Dole (Rep.)................196,532 (39.37)
Perot (Ref.).................48,390
 (9.69)
Others (2+w/ins)............8,039
(1.61)
Total........499,175