easy for the typical Granite Stater to forget how small New Hampshire is, especially during a
presidential election year. Every four years, the state’s political importance
gets inflated by the proudly-touted First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary.
Secretary of State Jim Condos isn’t satisfied with the speed of reporting the
state’s election results, and last week said he wants city and town clerks to
make voting results available to his office on election nights. The Vermont Municipal Clerks’ and Treasurers’
Association says it would like to have heard from the Secretary of State prior to his
Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock says
he’s very disappointed that Governor Peter Shumlin will agree to only five debates
during their fall campaign. Shumlin says he’s too busy
being governor to participate in any additional debates and he argues that five
issue-oriented debates will give voters a clear picture about the priorities
of each candidate.