GOP wins in NH recount but matter is unresolved

CONCORD, NH (AP) — Another round of ballot counting returned a New Hampshire state legislative seat to the GOP on Tuesday, but both the final outcome of that race and broader control of the House of Representatives remained unsettled.

Unofficial post-election tally showed 203 Republican winners and 197 Democrats, but pending recounts could still determine the final balance of power.

In Manchester’s Ward 6, early results showed Republican MP Larry Gagne defeated Democrat Maxine Mosley by 23 votes after a recount last week gave Mosley a one-vote win. Foreign Secretary David Scanlan said the recount will continue this week because of a discrepancy between the number of ballots counted during the recount and those processed during a separate examination.

This prompted Mosley and Democratic Senate Chair Donna Soucy to file a lawsuit seeking an emergency dismissal order. A judge denied her request Tuesday morning, ordering the state to review all votes cast in the race later in the day. The new tally showed the Republican won by 26 votes.