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Peter Petrigno on the Divisive Concepts Law
The video below is Representative Petrigno introducing a bill he sponsored to repeal the Divisive Concepts Law (which limits how teachers can teach about various social issues).
January 2023 Newsletter
The 2022 Campaign and Election in Milford
The Election Statewide
In the state at large, Democrats won the federal offices, while Republicans kept control of the governor’s office and the state legislature. The election left the Republicans with a 4-1 majority in the Executive Council and a 14-10 majority in the State Senate. There was a recount and appeals process for a number of contested seats in the New Hampshire House, and, in the end, the Republicans kept a 201-198 majority, with one tie race in Rochester still to be decided.
This would have been a different story had redistricting not been in the hands of Republicans. Following the 2020 census, Republican legislators, making up the majority in the legislature, got to gerrymander the voting districts for their own benefit. “It was very clear when Republicans drew the maps for the state Senate and the Executive Council that they were doing it with an eye toward partisan advantage. There was no mistaking it,” said UNH’s political science professor Dante Scala.
New Hampshire voters cast more votes for Democrats in the 2022 election, yet more Republicans were elected. Gerrymandering compromised the democratic process, putting Democrats at a distinct disadvantage for years to come. We have to work hard to overcome that.