03/28/2012 03:40 pm ET Updated May 28, 2012

New Hampshire Lawmakers Override Governor's Redistricting Veto

It was a chaotic afternoon at the Statehouse in Concord Wednesday as the House voted to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of the House's redistricting plan amid a great deal of controversy.

The controversy began when House Speaker Bill O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, called for a recess for a 15-minute private caucus for Republicans, forcing Democrats, media and the public to leave the House chamber.

When the House reconvened, a motion was made to take up Lynch's veto, a move that rankled Democrats who argued that the governor's veto message needed to be entered into the House journal before any attempt to override.

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