|Kevin Cavanaugh (Democratic)||54.6%||4,751|
|David Boutin (Republican)||43.9%||3,815|
|Jason Dubrow (Libertarian)||1.5%||129|
All precincts have now reported,.
Dunbarton goes to Boutin barely, 266 to 247.
We are waiting on an unofficial update from the Manchester clerk, who has a few more votes to add than what we heard announced at the precincts.
Boutin wins Hooksett, barely:
1,012 to Cavanaugh's 850 votes.
Overall margin drops as expected for Cavanaugh, but nowhere near enough to flip.
Dunbarton out but reporting shortly.
With only 529 votes cast in Dunbarton and 1800 in Hooksett, Boutin needed an impossibly large margin between, which he will not get. Vote tallies coming shortly.
Kevin Cavanaugh has retained #SD16 for the Democrats
Manchester Ward 12 reports:
That's 5/7 precincts reporting now, just Dunbarton (reddish) and Hooksett left
This race looks over, folks.
4/7 reporting now
First results come from Candia
They are counting now in Hooksett- 1800 votes cast today.
Bow- final voter of the day cast, closing up, will start counting soon.
With polls closed, we anticipate Dunbarton and Manchester to report first (based on covering previous races there), then Candia, and probably Bow or Hooksett last.
From our DDHQer in Bow: "results may take some time, over 1600 votes cast today"
For comparison, about 3700 were cast in the SD race in the last midterm election
We will update tonight's results above and do a precinct-by-precinct breakdown in the live thread. District 16 contains a total of 7 precincts: Manchester Wards 1, 2, and 12, Dunbarton, Hooksett, Candia, and Bow.
State Senate District 16 voted very narrowly for Hillary Clinton, 47.7% to 47.4%, closely mirroring the statewide result last Fall. The seat was represented from 2010 to 2016 by Republican David Boutin, who is challenging Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh and Libertarian Jason Dubrow today to fill it again. The seat was vacated in March when freshman state senator Scott McGilvray died after suffering an illness. McGilvray defeated Republican Joe Duarte 51% to 49% in November. Polls close at 7pm EDT and we expect results shortly thereafter.