Barack Obama and Joe Biden captured New Hampshire’s four electoral college votes in a winning presidential campaign. Obama took each N.H. county, as well. In Sunapee, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan received 1,075 votes. Obama-Biden, 916.
View the Sunapee ballot numbers: General Election Results 2012
Turnout in Sunapee was at 84.6%: 2,041 ballots cast of 2,411 registered voters. In the 2008, the General Election turnout was 77%.
Democrat Maggie Hassan is the N.H. Governor-elect. She won in Sunapee with 1006 votes against Republican Ovide Lamontagne, 948.
Ann McLane Kuster (D) will be the next Congressional representative for District 2. The Sunapee vote: Kuster, 844. Charlie Bass, 1,047.
Executive Councilor Ray Burton (R) won in District 1. In Sunapee, Burton received 1379 votes, challenger Beth Funicella (D), 626.
State Senator Bob Odell (R-Lempster) won the District 8 race against challenger Ckristopher Wallenstein (D-Bennington). In Sunapee: Odell, 1,378. Wallenstein, 545.
Republicans appears to have held on to the Senate in New Hampshire: 13-11. A re-count will occur in District 9 where Democrat Lee Nyquist lost to Republican Andy Sanborn by less than 200 votes.
The New Hampshire House swung blue and will include two Democrats from Sunapee, Sue Gottling and Linda Tanner. Democrats won a 221 to 178 majority with one race still undecided, NHPR reports.
Former state Rep. Sue Gottling (D-Sunapee) won the District 2 race in Sullivan County defeating Spec Bowers (R-Sunapee), 57-43%. The Sunapee vote: Gottling, 1138. Bowers, 798. The two-town district includes Croydon, where Gottling and Bowers split the vote, 205-205.
In the eight-town floterial District 9 in Sullivan County, challenger Linda Tanner (D-Sunapee) defeated incumbent Thomas Howard (R-Croydon), 54-46%. Sunapee gave Tanner 896 votes, Howard, 951. The district total: Tanner, 5,525. Howard, 4,759.
County Treasurer Michael Sanders (R) defeated Jim McClammer (D), 9,683 to 9,550. Sunapee gave Sanders 1,071 votes, McClammer, 684.
Also, on the ballot in uncontested races were: Sheriff Mike Prozzo, County Attorney Marc Hathaway, Register of Deeds Sharron King and Register of Probate Diane Davis.
Democrat Jeff Barrett retained the County Commissioner seat in the 1st District in a race against challenger Donald Clarke (R), 10,431 to 9,073. In Sunapee, Barrett, 744. Clarke, 1,027.
Ethel Jarvis (D) took the Sullivan County Commissioner seat in the 3rd District with 9,902 votes against John Callum (R), 9,484. Sunapee count: Jarvis, 746. Callum, 1,036.
Visit the NH Secretary of State for county results.
Voters in New Hampshire rejected changing the State Constitution as measures failed to get the needed two-thirds approval.
Question 1, the income tax question, sought to disallow the General Court from imposing any new taxes or fees on personal income. Question 2 would have given the legislature concurrent rule making powers for the state’s court system.
The vote in Sunapee on Question 1, Yes 1012, No 796 and on Question 2, Yes 873, No 891.
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