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2010 Census Reapportionment: New Hampshire will remain at 4 electoral votes through the 2020 presidential election.
New Hampshire, one of the original 13 colonies, entered the Union in June 1788, and has participated in all 57 presidential elections through 2012. Although surrounded by “blue” states, the independent nature of New Hampshire voters leads it to be considered a battleground state in most election cycles. (It has, however, ultimately voted Democratic in five of the last six elections.) In 2012, Barack Obama won by about 5.5% over Mitt Romney. New Hampshire has maintained its allocation of four electoral votes since 1884.