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Explainer: Preparing to vote in New Hampshire

01-21-2024 9:23 AM

By MIKE DUNBAR

Reviewing the candidates and where they stand on important issues is a prerequisite to voting in the New Hampshire Primary. Voters can find out who will be on your ballot by looking at a sample ballot on the Secretary of State’s website or checking...


Without Biden in New Hampshire, Williamson and Phillips make final push 

01-20-2024 2:48 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Lucille Ketchum had never heard of Marianne Williamson. But as a registered Democrat looking for an alternative to President Joe Biden, she may have found her candidate at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester while having lunch with her husband on...


Outside of Concord event, Trump fans remain loyal to their man

01-20-2024 2:38 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

The line snaked from the Grappone Conference Center entrance into the parking lot, forming a giant ‘S’ of Donald Trump supporters exhaling frosty plumes, pinching their shoulders and smiling.The frigid temperatures Friday night didn’t stand a chance...


Haley’s new ad features mom of North Korean prisoner

01-20-2024 1:56 PM

By MEG KINNARD

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is making part of her closing argument to New Hampshire before Tuesday’s primary with supportive words from the mother of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died in 2017 after being imprisoned...


On the trail: Top GOP rallying around Trump, Haley keeps pushing

01-20-2024 12:35 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina – endorsing Donald Trump at Concord’s Grappone Center – was the latest sign of a Republican Party that’s closing ranks around the former president’s 2024 bid.“We need a president who doesn’t see black or...


NH girl, 10, can’t vote, but she’s all in for Nikki Haley

01-20-2024 10:30 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Granite Staters are notoriously choosy about which primary candidate will win their support. Even though she won’t be able to vote, 10-year-old Hannah Kesselring is no different.Impressed by former UN Ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki...


Tim Scott endorses Donald Trump ahead of New Hampshire Republican primary

01-20-2024 9:26 AM

By MEG KINNARD, JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN J. COOPER

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina endorsed Donald Trump Friday ahead of next week’s New Hampshire primary, the latest sign the Republican party is rallying around the former president’s candidacy after his historic Iowa win.The decision marks a major...


Towns preparing for strong voter turnout on election day

01-19-2024 5:42 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

With New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan predicting a statewide voter turnout of 873,357 for Tuesday’s presidential primary, former Bow select board member Eric Anderson is nervous the number of ballots provided to the town may be...


Analysis: Nikki Haley’s campaign message and the struggle of challenging Trump

01-19-2024 5:19 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Donald Trump, Nikki Haley frequently says, was the right person at the right time. Now, it’s time for a change.“Rightly or wrongly, chaos follows him,” she said of Trump during a CNN town hall at New England College in Henniker Thursday night ahead of...


Signs of discord: Political placard for Haley gets fouled by one for Trump

01-19-2024 5:17 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

At the corner of Murray Hill Road and Route 3A in the town of Hill, a campaign sign for Nikki Haley now stands for Donald Trump.In the Merrimack County town of about 1,000 residents, someone stopped at a sign that read “Independents for Nikki,” and...


Analysis: NH’s shifting population could shake up primary

01-19-2024 10:49 AM

By OLIVIA RICHARDSON

New research from the University of New Hampshire has found that the state’s voting population doesn’t look the same as it did in 2020.Kenneth Johnson, who led the study, said when people think of New Hampshire they might think of an aging population...


AP decision notes: What to expect in the NH primaries

01-19-2024 10:33 AM

By ROBERT YOON

WASHINGTON — The race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations will converge in New Hampshire on Tuesday in the first primary election of the season — though on the Democratic side, the contest may count only for bragging rights.The...


As primary faces uncertain times, NH political leaders say there’s nothing else like it

01-18-2024 5:29 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

If you’re going to hold a love-fest for the New Hampshire presidential primary, you couldn’t do much better than Wednesday night’s session at St. Anselm College.For 90 minutes John Lynch, a Democrat, and John Sununu Sr., a Republican, who between them...


NH’s aging ballot scanners pose challenges. Problems could prompt conspiracy theories

01-18-2024 1:48 PM

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

New Hampshire’s aging ballot scanners pose challenges. Problems could prompt conspiracy theoriesWhen New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary, many will do so using scanners that are at least 15 years old — with...


Democratic drama, Biden write-ins promise a NH primary to remember

01-18-2024 11:10 AM

By ROBERT YOON

WASHINGTON — Is a New Hampshire primary without the frontrunner on the ballot and no delegates up for grabs still a New Hampshire primary? Depends on who you ask.On Tuesday, voters in the Granite State will once again help kick off the presidential...


Trump, blending legal battles and campaign, tops long day in court with rambling NH rally

01-18-2024 11:04 AM

By MICHELLE L. PRICE

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Dan Steele knows what a long day in court is like. So he was extra appreciative on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump journeyed to New Hampshire after spending the day in a New York courtroom, where he sat defiantly during...


How the Electoral College works in NH

01-18-2024 10:59 AM

By KENNETH TRAN

The Electoral College is a widely misunderstood and confusing institution for Americans. The big message is clear though: a candidate needs 270 electoral votes to become the President of the United States. New Hampshire possesses four of these...


Battle over school funding bills at the State House

01-17-2024 3:59 PM

By MICHAEL KITCH

While the House Education Committee spent two days last week wrestling with a handful of bills to address the funding of public schools, nearly everyone told lawmakers that schools are struggling to provide students the education opportunity and...


Maine judge delays decision on removing Trump from ballot

01-17-2024 3:36 PM

By DAVID SHARP and NICHOLAS RICCARDI

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine judge on Wednesday put on hold a decision on former President Donald Trump’s ballot status to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a similar case in Colorado.Trump’s lawyers appealed in state court when Secretary...


AP source: DeSantis shifts campaign away from NH days before state’s primary

01-17-2024 3:35 PM

By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT

HAMPTON, N.H. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has decided to shift his presidential campaign away from New Hampshire just six days before the state’s first-in-the-nation Republican primary, a move that reflects his narrowing path to the 2024 GOP...



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