2020 NH State Election Results


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William Gawron, PaperClip Staff/Writer

While we still await the final formal results of the presidential election, New Hampshire’s ballots have been counted. How has our state’s government changed, if at all?

Our incumbent Republican Governor Chris Sununu won handily with 65 percent of the votes overall with up to 74 percent of the vote in Belknap County. This continues his term, which started in 2017.

Incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen took on the new Republican candidate Corky Messner. While her lead was not as staggering as Sununu’s, she still secured 57% of the votes, with up to 64% in Grafton County. This marks her third consecutive term in the senate.

Both of our incumbent House members, Chris Pappas and Ann McLane Kuster, have been re-elected. Pappas had the closest race in the state only winning by 20,000 votes over Matt Mowers in District 1. Kuster had a much larger margin of 40,000 votes winning her District 2.

Seeing no changes in governor or Congress elects,  David Gawron of Portsmouth weighed in with his thoughts on our current government.

When asked about our stagnancy in elected officials, he claimed that it is simply the “New Hampshire way”. He believes that “We like things not to change,” and that “We tend not to be swayed.” He believes that unless one of our officials is caught in a scandal, we might not see a change in government for some time. It seems like New Hampshire agrees with him, too.