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N.H. Supreme Court rejects new trial for 78-year-old convicted killer

N.H. Supreme Court rejects new trial for 78-year-old convicted killer

New Hampshire’s Supreme Court on Friday turned down 78-year-old convicted killer Robert Breest’s request for a new trial.

The Supreme Court justices rejected Breest’s plea for a new trial, saying a new DNA testing wouldn’t have brought about a different verdict. The apex court’s ruling was in line with a similar ruling a lower court.

Ian Dumain, a lawyer who represented the convicted killer in the court, said that the verdict disappointed them.

N.H. lawmakers kill ‘right-to-work’ bill

N.H. lawmakers kill ‘right-to-work’ bill

In spite of aggressive lobbying efforts by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire failed to become the so-called “right-to-work” state as lawmakers voted 200 to 177 to the kill the measure.

The union-targeting legislation was supported by Gov. Sununu but many fellow Republicans voted against it, arguing that it would weaken unions and hurt workers. The Republican-led state Senate had passed the measure last month.

Edelblut officially confirmed as N.H. education commissioner

Edelblut officially confirmed as N.H. education commissioner

Frank Edelblut, a businessman who has no professional background in public education, has officially been confirmed as New Hampshire’s new education commissioner.

On Wednesday, the Republican-led Executive Council voted 3-2 to confirm Gov. Chris Sununu’s pick for overseeing the Granite State’s public schools.

Trump adviser repeats claims of N.H. voter fraud

Trump adviser repeats claims of N.H. voter fraud

Doubling down on President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in New Hampshire, White House adviser Stephen Miller insisted that busing voters into the Granite State is known by anyone who has worked in the state politics.

Trump and many other Republicans have repeatedly alleged that thousands of people were transported into New Hampshire to illegally vote, which eventually prevented the president from winning the state.

Trump again insists voter fraud prevented him from winning New Hampshire

Trump again insists voter fraud prevented him from winning New Hampshire

U. S. President Donald Trump reportedly insisted again on Thursday that a widespread voter fraud in New Hampshire prevented him from winning the state in the November election.

Trump's controversial comments surface during a private meeting with former Sen. Kelly Ayotte and some other senators. The meeting was called to discuss how to build support for Neil Gorsuch, his pick for the Supreme Court.

N.H. lawmakers pass ‘concealed carry’ measure

N.H. lawmakers pass ‘concealed carry’ measure

A bill designed to make it easier for New Hampshire residents to carry a concealed weapon easily passed a major legislative hurdle on Thursday on its path to become a state law.

Senate Bill 12-FN, which would repeal the strict license requirements to carry a concealed weapon, was approved by the N.H. House of Representatives yesterday morning on a roll call vote.

The representatives voted 200 to 97 in favor of the bill. A number representatives were absent because of a powerful snowstorm.

N.H. Republicans trying to make voting more difficult

N.H. Republicans trying to make voting more difficult

New Hampshire legislators are mulling a package of bills that would make voting more difficult for military personnel, college students and other adults living temporarily in the Granite State.

Republicans have introduced nearly ten bills, which propose to tighten residency requirements, demand additional documentation, and even impose fees on some voters.

One of the bills would require people to be in state for at least 210 days a year in order to vote. The measure would let concerned authorities to demand leases, bank statements or vehicle registrations for proof.

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