New Hampshire House overrides veto of death penalty repeal
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The New Hampshire House again moved to eliminate state’s death penalty Thursday, overriding the governor’s veto by the slimmest possible margin and sending the issue on to the Senate.
With 247 voting in favor and 123 opposed, override supporters just met the necessary two-thirds majority needed to keep the repeal effort alive. The Senate, which could take up the veto as early as next week, voted 17-6 in favor of the bill last month, and if that tally holds, capital punishment will be repealed.