Recount Confirms Democrat Victory in State Senate District 23

The final recount from the state election concluded late this afternoon, confirming a victory for Democrat Jon Morgan in State Senate district 23 over Sen. Bill Gannon.

Kevin Landrigan of the Union Leader reported a gain of 21 votes for Morgan and 22 for Gannon in the recount, with the final tally 12,911-12,806. Next stop for Morgan is the Ballot Law Commission, where a challenge to his candidacy based on residency will be heard Monday, November 26, at 10 a.m. in room 301 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

See Kimberly Morin’s November 3 GraniteGrok posts on the residency question: It Appears Dem Candidate Jon Morgan Isn’t Eligible to Run for NH Senate and the Morgan campaign’s response.

Ellen is a writer, pro-life activist, and communications consultant. She blogs about life-issue politics in New Hampshire at Leaven for the Loaf.