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2016 New Hampshire County Office Election Results

December 5, 2016

Many people are aware that the voters just elected Republicans to control the entire state government from the governor and executive council, to the New Hampshire Senate and the New Hampshire House. However, it is county offices that really show how dominate Republicans were in winning control of the New Hampshire government. 87% of the county offices with a Republican candidate went to the Republican candidate. Only 40% of the county offices with a Democratic candidate went to the Democratic candidate.

Republicans won 71% of the 73 county office positions up for election in 2016. Democrats only won 29%.

52 out of the 60 Republicans that ran were elected. 21 out of the 52 Democrats that ran were elected.

Half of the counties only elected Republicans to county offices. The most populated county, with both of New Hampshire’s major cities, only elected 1 Democratic candidate to county office. No counties only elected Democrats to county offices.

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New Hampshire Counties Map

Only 292,000 out of the 1,331,000 people in New Hampshire live in counties where Democrats won the most county offices. However, 2 of the 3 county commissioners in Cheshire County are Republicans, so that county government is controlled at least in part, by Republicans. Republican county officials control counties where 78% of the New Hampshire population live. Only 16% of the New Hampshire population lives in the 2 counties controlled by Democratic county officials.

County office breakdown by county in order of population:
Hillsborough County (407,000)
Republicans won 88% of the county races
7 out of 8 Republicans
1 out of 8 Democrats

Rockingham County (302,000)
Republican won 100%
7 out of 7 Republicans
0 out of 6 Democrats

Merrimack County (148,000)
Republican won 100%
7 out of 7 Republicans
0 out of 4 Democrats

Strafford County (127,000)
Democrats won 88%
1 out of 2 Republican
7 out of 7 Democrats

Grafton County (89,000)
Democrats won 71%
3 out of 6 Republicans
5 out of 6 Democrats

Cheshire County (76,000)
Democrats won 86%
1 out of 4 Republicans
6 out of 7 Democrats

Belknap County (61,000)
Republican won 100%
7 out of 7 Republicans
0 out of 1 Democrats

Carrol County (47,000)
Republican won 100%
7 out of 7 Republicans
0 out of 4 Democrats

Sullivan County (43,000)
Republican won 100%
7 out of 7 Republicans
0 out of 4 Democrats

Coos County (31,000)
Republicans won 71%
5 out of 5 Republicans
2 out of 5 Democrats

Sources:
Election results http://sos.nh.gov/2016CountyGen.aspx
Population numbers and map https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_New_Hampshire

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2 Comments
  1. Kingston, where I live, suppressed all votes that weren’t for Democrats or Republicans from the totals on its website. I’ve filed a complaint with the state.

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