Editor's note: Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin reports Donald Trump's team is discussing outgoing Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for secretary of defense, according to sources. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Joseph "Keith" Kellogg, former Defense Intelligence Agency director Gen. Mike Flynn and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., are also reportedly being considered. Ayotte lost her re-election to Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan after a closely-watched race where Ayotte wavered on her support of Trump. - Stephanie
Editor's note: As of 3:36 p.m. ET, Hillary Clinton still leads the popular vote by more than 200,000. Arizona, Michigan and New Hampshire still have not been called for either Clinton or Donald Trump. Clinton holds a slight lead in New Hampshire, while Trump slightly leads in Arizona and Michigan. - Rebecca
Editor's note: A final tally of votes posted online by the New Hampshire secretary of state places Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, as the winner of the state's hotly-contested U.S. Senate race, beating incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte by 1,023 votes. Hassan declared victory in the race earlier today, and Ayotte said at the time she would wait for the secretary of state to announce the official results. We are watching for her to concede the race or to request a recount, which state law allows for if the margin of victory is less than 20 percent. - Tricia
New Hampshire (US /nuːˈhæmpʃər/) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States.
In January 1776 it became the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain's authority, and it was the first to establish its own state constitution. Six months later, it became one of the original 13 states that founded the United States of America, and in June 1788 it was the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, bringing that document into effect.
Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state, and according to the U.S. census' 2015 estimate is the most populous New England city north of Boston, including other Massachusetts cities. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income (other than interest and dividends) taxed at either the state or local level. It is known for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. Its license plates carry the state motto, "Live Free or Die". The state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries.
Among prominent individuals from New Hampshire are founding father Nicholas Gilman, Senator Daniel Webster, Revolutionary War hero John Stark, editor Horace Greeley, founder of the Christian Science religion Mary Baker Eddy, poet Robert Frost, astronaut Alan Shepard, rock musician Ronnie James Dio, author Dan Brown, actor Adam Sandler, inventor Dean Kamen, comedian Sarah Silverman, restaurateurs Richard and Maurice McDonald, and President of the United States Franklin Pierce.
With some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire's major recreational attractions include skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter sports, hiking and mountaineering, observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes and the seacoast, motor sports at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Motorcycle Week, a popular motorcycle rally held in Weirs Beach near Laconia in June. The White Mountain National Forest links the Vermont and Maine portions of the Appalachian Trail, and boasts the Mount Washington Auto Road, where visitors may drive to the top of 6,288-foot (1,917 m) Mount Washington.