WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Senate passed a new congressional map previously approved by the state House. However, Gov. Chris Sununu (R) has already pledged to veto the map once it reaches his desk after the state Senate failed to make changes to make districts more competitive.
The congressional map radically alters the makeup of the state’s two congressional districts. Historically two of the most competitive districts in the country, the Republican-backed plan created a Republican-leaning 1st Congressional District and Democratic-leaning 2nd Congressional District. As Democrats pointed out, lawmakers only had to move one town between the two districts to maintain a balanced population, a change that would have kept both districts competitive.