Skip to comments.NH Primary Source: Democrat Martins scores upset in Hooksett special NH House election
Posted on 03/10/2020 10:52:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator
DEMOCRATIC HOUSE UPSET. Democrat Kathleen Martins scored an upset victory Tuesday in a New Hampshire House special election in Hooksett.
In the first state election since the New Hampshire primary, the self-described educator defeated Republican Elliot Alu Axelman, a member of the Hooksett Budget Committee and a supporter of the Free State Project, in the heavily Republican town to succeed the late Rep. Dick Marple, who died in December.
The final unofficial vote count was 1,000 for Martins and 961 for Axelman.
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It is also possible that a significant portion of New England Republicans would rather live under a Democratic government than support a secessionist.
Great. She obviously has CoVid-535. She’s a ‘rat. It is the Year of the White Metal Rat. Greta Thor...go protest around L4 labs. Those MOFOS stole your thunder. Hands up, don’t shoot, Greta.
Iirc, when the republicans had it all, they did nothing. They had a chance to do everything they had been promising for 8 years. Its all a money scheme to them. Just another bloated government job.
“It is also possible that a significant portion of New England Republicans would rather live under a Democratic government than support a secessionist.”
Then shouldn’t they have put someone else up to run?
It’s worth pointing out that there are four HUNDRED members of the NH House. Freaking out over a single narrow loss isn’t worth the effort. The Dem lost when she ran in 2018 in a high-turnout election (21,000+ votes overall then, only 1,961 in this turnout) and she has to run again in November against 3 other incumbent Republicans and a 4th GOP challenger. Not good odds for her.
Wait, injecting logic and reason into a thread? Don’t you know that blind panic is the rule of the day?
New Hampshire is becoming overrun by “domestic immigrants” from NJ and MA.
21000 votes cast by 6000 voters. Each may vote for up to 4 candidate
Do you live in NH?
This is because of TURNOUT only.
These town elections are dominated by people who are either running or special warrant articles. If you do not know someone who is running for school board, dog catcher, etc. Most residents do not car.
Amherst, NH passed every warrant article that was on the ballot yesterday. Even spending $275k on a 1 1/2 mile long sidewalk/bike path. They passed the high school budget, even though it is the highest cost/pupil in the state.
Tonight we vote in the town I live in at a traditional town meeting at the gym of the school. The people that turn up will be all the fireman, family and friends(they want a new $700k fire truck). In addition, there is a proposal to spend $1.9 million on the renovation of the town hall. So, all the people that want to renovate the town hall will be there. Lastly, they want to expand the library. One person donated $1 million. We still have to approve the expansion of the building.
FYI, state reps in NH make $1/year plus mileage from their residence to the state capital in Concord.
People need to learn how to bullet vote. This means ONLY vote for the candidate you support.
Many people vote for two candidates because it says on the ballot vote for two choices. What happens is that there are typically two main rival candidates. Then a third also ran person. Many times people go in specifically to vote for either candidate A or B. Then they also vote for the also ran candidate C. Many times this has resulted in the also ran (C) candidate being elected.
Thanks for that.
Maybe so but we seem to be losing election after election since 2017. Yes we won two or three in 2018. But otherwise we are not doing well.
NH property owner here.
‘Sounds like Amherst is suffering from the domestic immigration I wrote of.
I don’t know how nominations for open seats work in New Hampshire. The laws vary from state to state. If 50% of the pubs think the guy is great, and another 30% are willing to vote for him but 20% are Lincoln type republicans rather than Reagan type, then the 20% can decide the election without deciding the nominee.
How many of her votes were legal?
Always, always, always assume that when a demshevik “wins” an election that some sort of voter fraud was involved.
It’s the ONLY way they can win.
I agree but if its buried then big deal.
Where was you concern when the GOP flipped KY 99 a couple of weeks ago?
Were you aware that the GOP has a net advantage in state legislative special elections since 2018?
In 2019, eight seats flipped as a result of state legislative special elections.
Seats flipped from D to R
Minnesota State Senate District 11 (February 5)
Connecticut State Senate District 6 (February 26)
Connecticut House of Representatives District 99 (February 26)
Kentucky State Senate District 31 (March 5)
New Jersey State Senate District 1 (November 5)
Seats flipped from R to D
Pennsylvania State Senate District 37 (April 2)
Missouri House of Representatives District 99 (November 5)
Seats flipped from R to I
Louisiana House of Representatives District 62 (March 30)
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