While we're waiting for the outcome of the presidential race let's reflect on the magnitude of the disaster the election was to New Hampshire Democrats at the state level.
It's November 5, 2020, around 11 am. We New Hampshire Democrats are biting our nails awaiting the outcome at the Presidential level. We're disappointed the country did not deliver the clear repudiation of Donald Trump and his enablers that pollsters led us to believe was coming. The US Senate seems likely to remain in Republican / Mitch McConnell's control. The US House remains in Democratic control, though with a predicted slimmer majority.
At the national level, NH Democrats did their job. We gave Joe Biden and Kamala Harris NH's 4 electoral votes. At this point it's clear every electoral vote counts in this very close election, so we should be proud of that. We also reelected Democrat Jeanne Shaheen to the US Senate and Democrats Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster to the US House of Representatives.
Here are some screenshots from WMUR election results, which seems the best place to get NH state election results.
The rosy story of NH Democrats at the national level is a marked contrast to their abysmal performance at the state level. As expected, Gov. Sununu soundly beat Dan Feltes. Less expected was the total loss of the Executive Council, State Senate and State House.
Democratic incumbents Michael Cryans and Debora Pignatelli appear defeated in EC1 and EC5, with local favorite Mindi Messmer failing to capture EC3 and Mark Mackenzie failing to beat the incumbent in EC4.