How to get more people to vote in 2020
New Hampshire is getting a boost from its new president.
The Democratic governor, Maggie Hassan, announced Tuesday that she’s adding two more counties to her 2018 census data to bring the state’s population up to more than 6 million people.
The state’s Democratic Party has been counting the people in those two counties for months, and it says its new data is the largest to date.
New Hampshire had about 6.2 million residents as of April, the lowest in the country.
But that number has since jumped to 7.1 million, according to a nonpartisan analysis by the New Hampshire Association of Counties.
That figure doesn’t include people who are not included in the state census, like people who live in other states, or people who moved from another state or other states who don’t have a valid ID.
Hassan’s plan will increase the number of people counted by about a third.
That means the state will have more people counted in 2020 than it had in 2018, the analysis found.
That’s good news for Democrats, who had a big advantage over Republicans in 2020, but it’s not enough to change the fact that Republicans still won the governorship and the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections.
Trump won the state with more than 61 percent of the vote in 2016, but his popularity has plummeted since then, falling to just over 30 percent this year.
He won only 27 percent of New Hampshire’s vote in 2012.
Trump’s election victory was a blow to the GOP.
His policies are unpopular, and many Republicans fear that his administration will damage the state, which is home to several Fortune 500 companies and other industries.
Hampshire is home not just to New Hampshire, but to three other states: New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.