Politics

The advantages of New Hampshire relative to other states due to its political environment.

Governor Craig Benson

In 2003, then-New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson signed up as a friend of the Free State Project. He publicly voiced his support for the Free State Project on numerous occasions.

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Jury Outreach

New Hampshire has an active jury outreach movement. It is the only state to pass a law with such strong, supportive language as: "In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy."

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Town Meetings

New Hampshire has a long tradition of local control through town meetings, where town citizens vote on their budgets line-by-line, in the form of warrants.

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Independent Voters

Independent voters comprise about 43% of the New Hampshire electorate, attesting to the citizens' spirit of independence and dissatisfaction with major parties.

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Electoral Fusion

New Hampshire allows for fusion candidates whereby an individual can be listed on the ballot as the candidate for more than one party. Several Libertarians have been elected to office running as fusion Libertarians and Democrats or Republicans.

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