In 2012, contradicting what you would have thought if you just went by all of the roadside political signs you saw in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama again won New Hampshire (a battleground state, and superficially ‘red’), by 40,659 votes (5.8%).
The NH voting was done in terms of 237 ‘towns’; Obama won 142, lost 94 and one, Dixville, was a tie.
Of the 10 NH Counties, Obama won 7, lost 3.
I painstakingly created these maps (in November 2012) to see how this victory was wrought.
As some of you know I campaigned like a black for Obama in 2008 & 2012 — going door-to-door (at least 450 houses in each instance), doing phone-banks, making signs, stuffing bags, taking people to the polls on election day and feeding (on my own dime) the other Obama volunteers in Laconia on multiple nights.
I haven’t volunteered as yet in 2016 for the Presidential election — though yesterday I marched in the Gilford ‘Old Home Day’ parade, with Devanee, for our friend, Lisa DiMartino who is running as a Democrat for a seat in the New Hampshire House (District 2: Gilford & Meredith).
I am, for all my shortcomings, a keen observer and follower of New Hampshire politics. The 2016 ‘Red–Blue‘ map will be DIFFERENT to that of 2012. It will be MORE RED!
I could be wrong, I HOPE I am wrong, BUT I do NOT think it is a given that Hillary Clinton will carry New Hampshire.
I agree that there is a HIDDEN Trump vote that is not reflected in the polls.
So those that think that New Hampshire is still ‘Blue’ could be in for a NASTY surprise.
Just a Heads Up.