New Hampshire voter fraud fight takes new turn


You may have heard of the Trump Voter Fraud Commission, formally known as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) by an even smaller margin (1,017 votes), with approximately 5,000 votes now being under investigation for being cast by non-New Hampshire residents.

Kobach, who serves as vice chair of Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, wrote a column last week for the far-right Breitbart website claiming "proof" of voter fraud that hinged on more than 5,300 who registered to vote on the day of the 2016 election but have not registered a vehicle or got a driver's license in the state. (The Republican changes to the law in Wisconsin may well have skewed the results there in Trump's favor.) But we do know that, in state after state, Republican legislators made it harder for Democrats to vote.

Overall, the towns that see the highest rates of out-of-state IDs used at the polls are all home to college campuses: the University of New Hampshire (Durham, with some spillover in Dover and Portsmouth), Dartmouth (Hanover and Lebanon), Keene State University (Keene), Franklin Pierce University (Rindge), Plymouth State University (Plymouth), Saint Anselm University (near the border of Goffstown and Manchester), New England College (Henniker) and Southern New Hampshire University (Hooksett).
"This morning, on this show, is not the venue for me to lay out all the evidence".

Republican state Sen. Regina Birdsell of Hampstead, chairwoman of the Senate Election Law and Internal Affairs Committee, said she is satisfied with the preliminary outcome of the ruling.

"6,540 people registered and voted on November 8, based on presenting out-of-state licenses, [but] as of August 30, about 15 percent (1,014 of the voters) had been issued New Hampshire driver's licenses", The Washington Times reported. Granite Staters who may be in the military, who are here from other states where they live permanently students, who are going to New Hampshire colleges. "We can take away your driver's license, and we do that about 85,000 times a year". He said it would have been easy to go vote in NY in place of those people. Many of those voters were likely out-of-state college students who are still eligible to vote. And lots and lots of them would be voting for the first time and would register on election day in a state that allows it, like New Hampshire. "The Left-wing groups suing to block new proof-of-residence laws for same-day voter registration are really proving what drives them to the courthouse". And instead of doing that they ought to be encouraging Americans to vote.

One official administering the New Hampshire voting process recognized the system's failure to authenticate ballots.

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Kobach, who has been roundly criticized for making unfounded voter fraud claims before, didn't respond to directly to the criticism.

However, beginning last February when President Trump singled out New Hampshire - arguing that he would have won the state in the general election had there not been "bus loads" of out-of-state residents voting - there was momentum to create a panel to look into election laws. Here's more reason why his claim is dishonest and irresponsible.

In its first meeting, Trump repeated his baseless claim that "very large numbers of people" in various states may have cast fraudulent votes.

Many of that commissions recommendations - including things like more early voting and online voter registration - have since been widely adopted by state and local election officials. I think the concern that I have is that these assertions that there were allegations of voter fraud have provided no evidence, zero evidence, to support them.

"But it is legal in New Hampshire for you to have a MA driver's license, and have MA plates on your cars, and pay out-of-state tuition to the university, and still be eligible to vote because you are domiciled in New Hampshire, meaning you spend most of your nights here", he said.

"Are they still registered in that other state?"