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New Hampshire’s presidential vote tally: 803,810, a record

  • The voting line stretched out to Green Street from the entrance of the Ward 5 voting area on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. GEOFF FORESTER

Monitor staff
Published: 11/5/2020 12:35:40 PM
Modified: 11/5/2020 12:35:29 PM

As expected, New Hampshire passed the record 800,000 mark in voter turnout Tuesday, with 803,810 ballots cast for president, according to the Secretary of State’s official tally.

About 53% of people voted for Joe Biden, 46% for Donald Trump and 1% for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen. 

The total number of votes far outpaced the 2016 tally of 743,117 presidential ballots. COVID-adjusted rules for voting absentee helped: Almost a quarter of a million absentee ballots were turned in this year, compared to about 75,000 four years ago.

The final tally showed that Donald Trump picked up about 20,000 more votes than in 2016 – 365,654 vs. 345,790 – but Joe Biden far outpaced Hillary Clinton’s result on the Democratic side, 424,921 vs. 348,526.

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David Brooks is a reporter and the writer of the sci/tech column Granite Geek and blog granitegeek.org, as well as moderator of the monthly Science Cafe Concord events. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mathematics he became a newspaperman, working in Virginia and Tennessee before spending 28 years at the Nashua Telegraph . He joined the Monitor in 2015.

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