Trump's Voter-Fraud Commission Faces Rebuke in New Hampshire

Posted September 14, 2017

The article sparked widespread controversy because it was published just one week before President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, of which Kobach is vice chair, was to meet in New Hampshire.

Commissioner Matthew Dunlap, the secretary of state in ME, also criticized Kobach for the column, calling it a "reckless statement".

In the presidential race, Clinton defeated Donald Trump in New Hampshire by 2,736 votes.

But Dunlap eviscerated Kobach's claims during the commission meeting. Kelly Ayotte lost by razor-thin margins last fall, have borne the brunt of these allegations. They are sharing those stories with President Trump's voter integrity commission as it wades into one of the administration's thorniest fights.

The lawsuit was joined by the New Hampshire Democratic Party and is backed by Priorities USA, the largest political action committee supporting Clinton's campaign, according to the Washington Free Beacon, which reports that "Priorities received $9.5 million from [George] Soros throughout the 2016 election cycle". They registered, voted, then went back to their home states. Anyone who fails to provide the necessary evidence may be fined and prosecuted for voter fraud. He cited the fact that thousands of New Hampshire voters used out-of-state licenses as ID past year and have yet to update those licenses.

Effects of lowering the voting age to 18 - presumably they believe that's a problem!

The real-estate magnate won the White House in a vote by the Electoral College, the body established under the Constitution that formally selects the US president.The Electoral College vote usually mirrors the outcome of the USA popular vote, but not always.

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Secretary of the State of New Hampshire Bill Gardner (L), speaks with an audience member before the start of the commission meeting. It said it needed the data to review possible cases of voter fraud.

New Hampshire law gives those new voters 60 days to get a state driver's license; yet, Kobach noted, of those 6,540 people who registered on November 7, 5,526 people have not yet obtained a license.

"It is my honest hope and prayer that this Commission will focus on the real election issues facing the United States of America, including alleged "hacking" by the Russians, instead of spending precious time focusing on non-issues to deprive American citizens from voting", King, a Democrat, stated in a recent 5-page report to the panel. Gupta also argues in the piece that "Instead of looking for ways to restrict the vote, which is the unspoken mission of the commission, we should be looking for ways to expand the vote".

And he singled out New Hampshire as one of three states with "serious voter fraud". He wrote that because thousands of people who registered to vote on Election Day used out-of-state driver's licenses (which he concedes is legal under New Hampshire law if they indicate New Hampshire is their "domicile") with most subsequently failing to acquire a New Hampshire driver's license or register a vehicle in the state, it was enough to swing the election for Democrat Maggie Hassan over Republican Sen.

Despite all of this, The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog found no unusual turnout surges in 2016 that might be explained by buses from MA, and Former New Hampshire GOP chair Fergus Cullen dismissed the claim, calling it as old as buses themselves in an interview with USA Today. With the growing threat of systemic hacking, along with gerrymandering, voter suppression, and ballot access challenges, which limit Americans' ability to cast their votes, there are some very real issues that threaten our elections and our democracy that need attention.

Dunlap dismissed the idea, calling it a "sterling example of the laws of unintended consequences" that would widen the mission of the background check database, which he said was never meant to be used as an election tool.

New Hampshire is where the nation's first presidential primary is held every four years. Guess what else? Election day is in November, when they would be at school.