N.H. Senate Seat Caper

July 1975
National Review;7/18/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 27, p760
The article focuses on controversies surrounding the New Hampshire U.S. Senate election of November 1974. In the elections Republican Louis Wyman received 355 votes more than Democrat John Durkin. A recount showed Durkin with a ten-vote margin, but Wyman challenged a number of the ballots. When New Hampshire's bipartisan Ballot Law Commission investigated the ballots, it unanimously pronounced Wyman the winner by two votes. Durkin appealed to the Senate Rules Committee, but did not charge misdeeds. Durkin challenged 12 of these votes originally put in Wyman's column.


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