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Group Delivers Anti-Death Penalty Petition

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New Hampshire Statehouse

Organizers of an anti-death penalty coalition say they have delivered over 56,000 petition signatures to New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu, urging him to sign a bill that would repeal the state's capital punishment law.
Sununu has vowed to veto the bill, saying he stands with crime victims and members of the law enforcement community.

Before presenting the signatures, the New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty held a news conference Thursday where family members of murder victims spoke in favor of repealing the death penalty.

The bill was passed by the House and Senate but it is unclear whether they have the two-thirds majority of votes in both chambers needed to override vetoes.

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