Updated: Haverhill Voters Favor Democrats in All Contested Races

State Sen. Barbara L'Italien and U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.

State Sen. Barbara L’Italien and U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters in New York City just before noon Wednesday to thank them for their fervent, but ultimately unsuccessful, work on her behalf.

Clinton fell short of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency, even though with roughly 98 percent of the vote counted nationwide, she led in the popular vote by more than 110,000 votes.

By a nearly two-to-one margin, Massachusetts voters chose the New York Democrat over Republican business and television mogul Donald J. Trump. Nationally, however, it would be Trump declaring victory shortly before 3 a.m., Wednesday, following a telephone call from Clinton to concede. In Haverhill, voters chose Hilary Clinton for president by more than 3,000 votes.

The Democratic Hilary Clinton/Tim Kaine team secured 15,104 votes in the city against 11,809 votes for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Coming in third with 1,331 votes was the team of Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld.

In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, declared victory Wednesday morning in the neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race against Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte. About 1,200 votes separate the two candidates with roughly 98 percent of the state vote counted. In the governor’s race, Democrat Colin Van Ostern conceded Wednesday morning to Chris Sununu. It was a close race; the two candidates were separated by about 2 percentage points. Chris Sununu becomes the second member of his family serve as governor. His father, John H. Sununu, also was governor of New Hampshire in the 1980s.

Haverhill voters favored Democrats in other key races, giving incumbent Congresswoman Niki Tsongas 17,884 votes to Haverhill Republican Ann Wofford’s 10,237 votes. For sheriff, voters here chose Democrat and Lynn Police Chief Kevin F. Coppinger over Republican Anne M. Manning-Martin of Peabody. Coppinger secured 12,440 votes to Manning-Martin’s 9,357 votes.

In a closer race, city voters chose Eileen Duff in the governor’s council race—giving the incumbent 14,559 votes to Richard Baker’s 12,118 votes.

In all three cases, Haverhill voters cast their ballots for the candidates who ultimately prevailed in their races.

In the city’s only contested House race, Haverhill voters in four precincts selected incumbent Democrat Linda Dean Campbell 2,890 votes to independent Nicholas Torresi’s 2,060 votes.

Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives of Newburyport, Haverhill Rep. Brian Dempsey, Rep. Diana DiZoglio of Methuen and Rep. Leonard Mirra ran unopposed and will return to the Legislature in January.

Problems at Haverhill’s Ward One, Precinct Three at Haverhill High School caused a lengthy delay in the counting of ballots.



3 thoughts on “Updated: Haverhill Voters Favor Democrats in All Contested Races

  1. Sadly, most of Haverhill has not figured it out yet and is behind the rest of the country. I guess they are happy with the Obama legacy and wanted 4 more years of 1% GDP growth, more poverty int he inner cities, more people out of the workforce, and illegal immigration. Not to mention $20 trillion in debt. Just really happy they were over ruled by the rest of the country.

    • Hi Jack

      Sad, isn’t it? I guess we now understand fully why Jimmy Taxes is able to continue his reign of mindless liberalism. The people love it – the useful idiots continue to follow along and foot the bill for total incompetence.

      In a nutshell – Haverhill voters (most of them) voted for:

      Hillary Clinton: A criminal and habitual liar

      Tim Kaine: An absolute clown with no real world accomplishments

      They also voted to let more poor people lose money at slot machines (probably using EBT money funded by Jimmy’s taxes) – AGAINST allowing parents and kids to CHOOSE what school to attend, and kept them in bad schools – BUT they voted FOR allowing chickens and pigs to be able to turn around on the farm….and voted for everyone smoking weed as much as possible.

      All the real foundations America was built on – aren’t you proud Jack?