The numbers are in on the NH House Race and Special Election in Merrimack, and the win is big. Bill Boyd has beaten former Dem Rep. Wendy Thomas by about 400 votes.
Bill Boyd 2531
Wendy Thomas 2143
Steve Somebody (not me) 102
Merrimack did report record turn out.
Let me frame that for you.
Today was also our town election, so record turnout means over 5000 people in a town with more than 18,000 registered voters showed up.
Sad, but true.
It’s usually less.
But the special election managed to pull in a few more warm bodies, and Bill Boyd and Republicans retain the seat left by the passing of former NH House Speaker Dick Hinch.
One more point.
Sorry, Out-of-state Democrat postcard people. You came up a few hundred short.