New Hampshire 2016 election results
Contrary to the national popular belief New Hampshire remains a solidly purple state, it is not the blue state many people think it is and this was evident in Tuesday’s election. Hillary Clinton may have won the state’s 4 electoral college votes while Democrats Maggie Hassan and Carol Shea-Porter won their Senate and House of Representative bids respectively, but the state elections paint a slightly different picture.
Republican Chris Sununu became the first Republican governor in the state in 12 years, while the Republicans held on to a 3-2 majority in the Executive Council. The Republicans also won a 13-10 majority in the State Senate and hold a 201-161 majority in the State House.
With the Republicans in solid control of both the executive branch and the legislative branch of state government it is going to be very interesting to watch what happens in the state over the next two years. The Republicans should be able to get their agenda passed. Maggie Hassan was a popular governor but the truth is she was held in check by the Republicans–especially on the budget which she took credit for even though she vetoed it–and now it is possible the Republicans will get the credit for what Maggie Hassan somehow successfully took credit for.
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