List of Wise Democratic Votes

Dear Editor,

This list represents how New Hampshire Democrat [sic] Representatives scattered throughout the state have been voting in the New Hampshire General Court in Concord through April 9, 2021.

On all of these votes, more than 90 percent—in most cases 97 percent—of Republicans voted the other way.

Taxes & Fees

97 percent AGAINST prohibiting an income tax on earned personal income. (CACR1)

97 percent AGAINST prohibiting any broad-based sales tax. (CACR2)

100 percent FOR requiring state taxpayers to make up for poor investments by the Retirement Board. (HB274)

98 percent AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614)

99 percent AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB351)


99 percent AGAINST giving parents more information about students’ assessments. (HB194)

98 percent AGAINST expanding the choice of school options in an educational hardship to private schools and not just public schools. (HB388)

96 percent AGAINST requiring students in the university and community college systems of New Hampshire to pass the U.S. civics naturalization test. (HB319)

100 percent AGAINST requiring schools with unused space to make it available to approved charter school students. (HB278)

Gun Control

96 percent AGAINST permitting self-defense within a vehicle. (HB197)

97 percent AGAINST requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation. (HB307)

85 percent AGAINST allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. (HB334)

97 percent AGAINST strengthening the right to keep and bear arms. (CACR8)

93 percent AGAINST stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime. (HB196)

97 percent AGAINST clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct. (HB195)

Election Integrity

99 percent AGAINST improving voter checklists to remove people who have moved or died. (HB285)

100 percent AGAINST requiring the same level of identity for absentee ballot requests as all other voting. (HB292)

Civil Rights

99 percent AGAINST requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature for the taking of property in a declared emergency. (HB402)

97 percent AGAINST guaranteeing free exercise of religion even during a state of emergency. (HB542)

97 percent AGAINST protecting religious services as essential services that may not be unduly burdened. (HB440)


98 percent FOR presuming the defendant is guilty until proven innocent. (HB246)

97 percent AGAINST allowing school nurses to have associate (community college) degrees rather than bachelor’s degrees. (HB349)

91 percent AGAINST prohibiting municipalities from requiring a license for children to operate a lemonade stand. (HB183)

91 percent AGAINST allowing after market window tinting to the same degree as can be ordered on new vehicles. (HB224)

100 percent FOR spending public funds for abortions. (HB2-1068)

91 percent AGAINST requiring that any baby born alive shall not be killed just because it was unwanted. (HB233)

98 percent AGAINST prohibiting abortions after 24 weeks. (HB625)

Nick De Mayo, M. Ed.

Sugar Hill, N.H.


We don’t know what’s come over you—usually you tout right wing positions—but this compilation clearly demonstrates that Democrats are doing a great job of voting in the best interests of New Hampshire citizens.

The Editor

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