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3 Great Victories in New Hampshire Elections!

All three parts of the 2018 ballots that focused heavily on in the Live Free or Die state general election were a success. Liberty won over and over again on November 6 with 83% of New Hampshire voters saying yes to liberty when they approved Constitutional Amendment Question 1, 81% saying yes to liberty when they approved Question 2, and 54% saying yes to liberty when they voted for governor!

The Constitutional Amendment Questions were the most important section on the ballot. With record turnout, voter’s made their voices clear when they voted in unison for making government accountability part of the state Constitution by supporting Question 1 and guaranteeing the people the right to privacy from invasive government by amending our Constitution to include the text of Question 2. “An individual’s right to live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent.”

New Hampshire has a Governor that campaigned in 2016 on liberty issue after liberty issue. In 2017 and 2018, our Governor kept every single one of his promises to the liberty community. Voters rewarded his and our success by returning him to Concord.

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Unfortunately, out-of-state money was used to spread lies about down ballot candidates. Even worse, so much money was brought into New Hampshire by statist organizations that some of the pro-liberty down ballot candidates lost the night. While we won the major liberty issues in 2018, there are ebbs and flows with elections. We must remember what Thomas Jefferson said as we continue to work hard to protect the liberty of the people from statists. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”


Not Sure When or Where to Vote? Check the FAQ has a Frequently Asked Questions section designed to anticipate your election related questions and answer them before you even ask. If the Liberty Ballot FAQ doesn’t answer an election related question, email Liberty Ballot your question. Naturally, the first question is about Liberty Ballot. Go to the Liberty Ballot FAQ for the other questions.

What is Liberty Ballot?
On the night before the New Hampshire election, many voters in New Hampshire will be asking the same question: of the many candidates on the ballot, which candidates will vote to reduce the size of government? By then it’s too late to research the candidates, so we’ve done the research for you.

Vote for Gov. Sununu and vote Libertarian recommends voting for Chris Sununu and Libertarians.

Chris Sununu made pro-liberty campaign promise after promise while running for Governor in 2016. He promised to sign the most pro-liberty Constitutional Carry bill in the nation, to go against the pattern of multiple Democrat governors and work to decriminalize cannabis, to push for Right-to-Work legislation, to work hard for greater educational freedom, to cut through government red tape, to cut taxes for everyone, to support the Republican business tax cuts that were being phased in over several years, and other libertarian platform planks. On issue after issue, Gov. Sununu kept his promise. Constitutional Carry was the very 1st bill he signed into law. More than 1,600 regulations were removed from the books. He signed every single cannabis reform bill that reached his desk, expanded gambling multiple times, and signed multiple bills that increased educational freedom. Gov. Sununu appointed the only candidate for governor ever endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, Frank Edelblut, as the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Sununu signed the pledges by both the Americans for Tax Reform and the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers. The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition gave Sununu an A-. The Center for Education Reform gave Sununu an A for education reform. Sununu was endorsed by the business coalition for small businesses, the NFIB, and the Chamber of Commerce.

While Governor Sununu is deserving of your continued support, there are some Republicans that don’t deserve support in 2018. In Lancaster, longtime Republican Herbert Richardson has consistently voted against liberty for years. Rep. Richardson switched to Democrat for the 2018 election, but don’t be fooled, vote this statist out whether he has an R or a D by his name! Rep. Bob Elliott of Salem continuously votes against freedom while claiming to be a Republican.

Some Libertarian candidates are especially deserving of your support. Former Republican legislator turned Libertarian candidate for N.H. House, Anne Copp, is running in Derry. The Honorable Copp has a liberty voting record and deserves your support in Derry. Darryl W. Perry is a liberty lobbyist and author from Keene. This Libertarian for N.H. House deserves your support in Keene.

See the full list of recommendations at the website.

New Hampshire

Yes on Questions 1 and 2 recommends Yes on Question 1 and Yes on Question 2 for the 2018 New Hampshire General Election. As Constitutional Amendments, both Questions appear on all town and ward ballots listed at

Libertarians, conservatives, moderates, and liberals all overwhelmingly support Question 1, an effort to restore taxpayer standing to sue the government over government spending.

Question 2 didn’t pass the New Hampshire Legislature by the overwhelming margin that Question 1 had. Still, Question 2 passed the Legislature with a strong 3/5 majority. While lawmakers and the courts alike have failed to protect residents from government invasions of privacy, Question 2 seeks to correct that not only in the the 21 century, but for future generations. Be a part of the solution.

In November, vote Yes on Question 1 and Yes on Question 2.

Yes on Questions 1 and 2

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Liberty Ballot 2018 Primary Results Show Improvement

October 8, 2018 made recommendations in 111 contested 2018 New Hampshire Republican Primary races. Excluding Delegate races, the recommended candidates won 64% of the time. When Liberty Ballot first launched in 2014, the recommended candidates only won 62% of the time. For state legislative races, the recommended candidates won 67% of the time, compared to winning 66% of the time in 2014.

Here is the breakdown:
State legislative races 33-49 67%

State House 31-46 66%
State Senate 2-3 67%
County office 1-3 33%
Executive Council 1-2 50%
US House 0-1 0%

Congratulations to all of the winning Liberty Ballot recommended candidates. Liberty Ballot is proud to have played a part in your success. Congratulations to liberty voters as you helped remove 11 RINO state legislators. Thank you for supporting liberty, now on to the November 6th general election!

What is Liberty Ballot? From the Liberty Ballot FAQ.
On the night before the New Hampshire election, many voters in New Hampshire will be asking the same question: of the many candidates on the ballot, which candidates will vote to reduce the size of government? By then it’s too late to research the candidates, so we’ve done the research for you.


If you are looking for a job in 2018, look no further than New Hampshire

Not only does the New Hampshire have the 2nd lowest unemployment rate at 2.3%, but the economy is doing so well that the border states Maine and Vermont are tied for the 3rd lowest unemployment rate in the nation. New Hampshire’s strong economy grew by 4.4% in the most recent quarter, making it the 3rd fastest growing economy in the nation.


In addition to the very impressive economy and distinction as the freest state in the nation, Politico recently ranked New Hampshire as the best state in the union.

Looking for a job? The Free State Project and the New Hampshire government have competing websites designed to help you find a job. Of course, there are alternatives, such as Indeed.

Minimum wage abolished in New Hampshire but increasing in 20 other states

While people are still talking about the landmark 2011 bill that abolished the New Hampshire state general minimum wage, 20 states will increase the government mandated minimum wage in 2018. The bill, HB133, was the first and might be the only time a state abolished the general minimum wage law. New Hampshire is 1 of only 6 states without a general minimum wage. 80% of New Hampshire Senators voted for HB133. Despite not having a minimum wage, New Hampshire has nearly the highest median household income in the nation.

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington already increased or will their state government minimum wage this year. Various communities, including D.C., will also increase their forced minimum wage. Meanwhile, New Hampshire municipalities are banned from harming workers by regulating minimum wages.

State Minimum Wage Increases

Defying Jeff Sessions, the New Hampshire House Votes Again to Legalize Cannabis

The New Hampshire House is well known and respected in cannabis reform circles as being the first state legislative body in the nation to vote to legalize cannabis. The brave January 15, 2014 vote inspired and motivated cannabis reformers around the nation, if not the world.  Following the vote, cannabis reformers pushed forward in several states, with legislators in Vermont recently following the footsteps of their forward thinking neighbors in the New Hampshire House.

In a 207 to 139 vote today, the New Hampshire House again voted to legalize cannabis. While not the vote heard around the world, like the first time the New Hampshire House voted to legalize cannabis, this vote is highly noteworthy. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that federal policy towards cannabis would change for the worse. Some were concerned the changes in federal policy would intimidate New Hampshire representatives. Not so in the live free or die state! The 207 to 139 vote in favor of legalizing cannabis is the first time a Republican controlled state legislative body voted to legalize cannabis, similarly to how the New Hampshire Senate became the first Republican controlled  state senate to pass medical cannabis back in 2012.


Only 2.4% Unemployment in the Freest State in America

New Hampshire is not only the freest state in the nation, it also has an economy that is on fire compared to every other state in the Northeast. The unemployment rate is 2.4% or 2.7%, depending on if you go by the unadjusted rate or the adjusted rate. That makes NH the state with the 3rd lowest unemployment rate in the nation!

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While NH is the darling in the Eastern United States when it comes to low unemployment, the Granite State economic prosperity doesn’t stop at the state line. The economy is booming in NH’s Upper Valley, and at least some of the prosperity crosses the border into Vermont. Despite VT’s progressive leanings, the state unemployment rate is under 3%.

Looking for a good job? Check out the Free State Project Jobs Page.


Vote Yes on Keno to Support Small Businesses

Voters in cities across New Hampshire are given the rare opportunity Tuesday to vote to support hundreds of the small businesses in our wonderful state. All voters have to do is go to their voting location on November 7th and vote to allow their city to authorize keno.

Thousands of New Hampshire residents travel to Massachusetts for legal keno. These fine residents could be spending their time and money in New Hampshire small businesses instead. Support New Hampshire family businesses by voting yes on keno.

Thank you to the folks at for recommending yes on keno for Manchester residents. Thank you to the city councilors and alderman of almost every city for allowing the voters the ability to pass something that will help our small business community. Shame on the Portsmouth city council for voting against New Hampshire family businesses.