Burlington’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Gov. Chris Sununu is slapping down the proposed congressional map authored by the New Hampshire House, which would create a much more Republican First Congressional District and an overwhelmingly democratic second congressional district.
The New Hampshire State Senate passed that map Thursday without any changes requested by the governor. Sununu then issued a statement indicating he would veto the map.
“The proposed congressional redistricting map is not in the best interest of New Hampshire and I will veto it as soon as it reaches my desk. The citizens of this state are counting on us to do better,” Sununu said.
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Gov. Sununu promises veto for NH Republicans’ redrawn Congressional map https://t.co/t9f5se1XTr
— WMUR Politics (@WMUR9_Politics) March 17, 2022
🚨ALERT: New Hampshire lawmakers pass a new congressional map, creating one safe Republican seat & one safe Democratic seat out of two previously competitive districts. The move was criticized by Democrats & Gov. Sununu (R), who pledged to veto the map. https://t.co/zxaav5zeNO
— Democracy Docket (@DemocracyDocket) March 17, 2022
This is a maximal GOP gerrymander, flipping Rep. Chris Pappas’s (D) #NH01 from Biden +6 to Trump +2. Now, we’ll see if Gov. Chris Sununu (R) – who has publicly thrown cold water on the idea – signs it. https://t.co/lyCv65bAW6
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 17, 2022