Gardner v. CVO: No Decision on First Ballot

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner

(Update: second ballot resulted in a Gardner victory.)

In the first ballot by House and Senate members for New Hampshire Secretary of State this afternoon, with 209 votes needed to win, Sec. of State Bill Gardner got 208 votes to Colin Van Ostern’s 207. One vote was “scattered,” and with a secret ballot, there’s no telling who cast it.

After a recess and brief speeches, a second ballot will be cast. I’ll update this post when the result is available.

To view the House session, go to this link.

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