Trump hopes to reverse 2016 New Hampshire ‘near-miss’ with law and order appeal

President Trump’s pitch to win New Hampshire and its many independent voters includes an appeal to law and order that the campaign hopes will edge out his Democratic rival Joe Biden in a state that was a “near-miss” in the last election.

Trump lost the state to Hillary Clinton by a 0.4% margin in 2016, with 47.62% of the vote to Trump’s 47.25%. Only one state, Michigan, was decided by a smaller margin, that one in Trump’s favor.

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien pointed to New Hampshire last month as among a handful of states, including Minnesota, Nevada, and Maine, that could be pegged as “near-misses” last cycle. “He
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