Out-of-staters may have won New Hampshire for Clinton, data suggest

Out-of-staters may have won New Hampshire for Clinton, data suggest
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Voter Fraud 'Highly Likely' Changed Outcome of NH Senate Race, Trump's Election Integrity Head Claims

New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) released a letter Thursday showing he requested information provided in the subsequent report from the two department heads.Gardner’s presentation focuses on his often-stated belief that taking steps to ensure there is not voter fraud increases public confidence in the election process. He includes a quote from former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ opinion in a 2008 voting case that public confidence “is closely related to the state’s interest in preventing voter fraud, public confidence in the integrity of the electoral process has independent significance, because it encourages citizen participation in the democratic process.”

But while experts pushed back against Kobach’s claims, the figures, released at the request of House Speaker Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, reignited a longstanding debate over the effectiveness of New Hampshire’s voting laws. In July, Sununu signed into law Senate Bill 3, which would increase verification requirements for those claiming to be domiciled in the state when registering to vote.

New Hampshire’s House speaker released data showing that 6,450 individuals who took advantage of the state’s same-day voter registration allowance presented an out-of-state driver’s license to prove their identity. Those voters may have done so because they had recently moved to New Hampshire, which gives new transplants a 60-day grace period to obtain a state driver’s license.

Secretary of State William M. Gardner, a Democrat, signed the letter. Also signing was John Barthelmes, the Republican appointed commissioner for the Department of Safety.

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“It’s a sad state of affairs that people are saying you can’t even have dialogue anymore, you can’t even try to get to the facts,” Gardner said. “That’s the only way we’re going to resolve this.”

While Sununu said he agreed with Trump that a federal commission is needed to investigate the issue, he said Trump and others are wrong in their assertions there has been ?massive voter fraud? in the Granite State.

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“Democracies go away when people no longer trust the very basic part of democracy, which is the ability to cast a vote for the people you want to represent you,” he said. “If they lose faith in that process, it goes away. That’s how democracies die.”

out-of-state IDs could be explained in part by out-of-state college students exercising their legal right to vote in New Hampshire.
According to Kobach, that proof comes in the form of 6,450 voters in New Hampshire who registered to vote on the day of the 2016 election using an out-of-state drivers license. Data from the New Hampshire secretary of state (who is also a member of Trump’s voter fraud commission) shows that 5,526 of those voters had not subsequently obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license by Aug. 30.

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“For years, the mainstream media has ignored the problem of voter fraud and belittled those of us of us who are trying to do something about it,” wrote Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach in a recent column for Breitbart. “Now there’s proof.”

Kobach has been accused in the past of implementing voter suppression tactics in Kansas. He was also fined for a “pattern” of “misleading the court” when it came to increasing voter ID restrictions in his state.

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Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Collides with 60th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1957
Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Collides with 60th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1957
All five Democrats serving on the commission have faced criticism. Voting rights advocates argue their presence legitimizes an effort to stir up false fears about voter fraud, which multiple studies and investigations have shown it is not a widespread problem in the U.S.Advertisement Shaheen’s spokesman, Ryan Nickel, responded that legislative committees include elected officials from both parties debating important issues, while Trump’s commission is “made up of Trump appointees charged with reaching a pre-determined partisan conclusion.”
NH's secretary of state to stay on Trump voter panel despite calls to leave
NH's secretary of state to stay on Trump voter panel despite calls to leave

The commission continues to examine issues related to race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. It has condemned recent voter identification laws and monitors ballot box access for racial minorities.

“It is likely that some unknown number of these individuals moved out of New Hampshire, it is possible that a few may have never driven in New Hampshire or have ceased driving, however, it is expected that an unknown number of the remainder continue to live and drive in New Hampshire. If they have established their residence in New Hampshire, they may have failed to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license.”
Gardner told New Hampshire Public Radio he won’t step down from the commission.

Jasper last month asked the Department of Safety and the Secretary of State’s office to compile statistics about voter registration, driver’s licenses and vehicle registration to aid lawmakers considering election law changes.

The new law requires voters who move to the state within 30 days of an election to provide proof they intend to stay in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press. If they can?t provide proof, such as a driver?s license or lease, the can still vote. However, if they don?t follow up with elections officials within 10 to 30 days, authorities could go their homes to investigate, and voters could be removed from voter rolls for future elections.

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?I probably shouldn?t have used the term ?voter fraud,?? he said. ?There isn?t massive voter fraud in New Hampshire under our laws. Fraud implies people actively breaking the law. I think our laws are very loose and ambiguous. I think that?s an area where the president and I disagree.?

have been cast by non-residents of New Hampshire. 

The Washington Post found that a number of the votes were college students who do not own state IDs but are legally allowed to vote.Concord Patch reported. Clinton won against Trump by 2,736 votes, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan beat U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte by 1,017 votes and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter won against incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta by 4,900 votes.
Voter Fraud 'Highly Likely' Changed Outcome of NH Senate Race, Trump's Election Integrity Head Claims
Voter Fraud 'Highly Likely' Changed Outcome of NH Senate Race, Trump's Election Integrity Head Claims
urged Gardner to resign from the commission.In fact, there’s a far simpler explanation: Most of those voters were college students from out of state, who are perfectly allowed to register and vote in New Hampshire under state law — with or without a New Hampshire driver’s license.“We will be working with the attorney general to determine next steps and to transfer those cases which are appropriate to the attorney general for investigation,” the department heads wrote.
New Hampshire law, college students may register to vote either in the town where they’re attending school, or in their home town. A New Hampshire driver’s license is not a requirement for registration or voting in either case. Proof of residency may be established by government photo ID or “any other proof accepted as reasonable” by elections officials, including “forms issued by your college or university.”Topics: Donald Trump, Kris Kobach, New Hampshire, Voter Fraud, Politics News, NewsRep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) joined the calls.

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“I’m just trying to get the facts and everything’s turning into all this other stuff.”

Updated: New voting statistics show 6540 people registered to vote in NH last year using out-of-state driver's licenses …

Kobach’s critics contend that of the more than 5,000 registered voters in question, some could simply be college students or folks who do not drive.

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These voters likely used out-of-state driver’s licenses and have not since obtained an in-state license or registered a vehicle.

The second meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is set for Tuesday morning at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.Asking all in #nhpolitics to join me in condemning these dangerous lies & calling on SoS Gardner to immediately resign his Commission seat.

“People are going to have opinions, and other people have opinions, like the two senators saying there’s nothing to this,” Gardner said. “That may be. I don’t know.”

By Adalia Woodbury on Sat, Sep 9th, 2017 at 9:27 amKansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who heads the panel, repeated unfounded claims that Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) narrowly defeated then-Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) because out-of-state voters flocked into New Hampshire on election day, claiming in a Breitbart column that new “proof” exists to show that happened because of a flawed study.The Secretary of State’s office gave a copy of Oregon’s statewide voter list to a federal election commission investigating voter fraud.

President Donald Trump created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in May to investigate claims of voter fraud, including the President’s oft-repeated, unsubstantiated claim that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 general election.

New Hampshire law allows people, such as out-of-state college students, to register without a state ID. It also allows people to register to vote on Election Day. The secretary of state’s office is responsible for verifying election results.Less than a week remains for Manchester voters to decide who they will support in the Sept. 19 municipal primaries.Oregon statute states that anyone can obtain a copy of the statewide voter list for non-commercial purposes if they request it from the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $500 fee.

John was also deeply involved in the Union Leader’s State House coverage on major stories, including the Seabrook nuclear power plant, the landmark Claremont school funding lawsuit and the historic impeachment and subsequent acquittal of a former state Supreme Court Chief Justice.The commission, which has asked states for detailed information on every voter in the United States, is meeting in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

Looks like shady of out-of-state voting could have cost Trump New Hampshire, and GOP a senate seat

In addition, 196 people were under investigation for voting in two states.From April 2014 until joining WMUR in April 2015, John was the News Editor of the New Hampshire Journal political website.Bump noted that Kobach’s meritless argument was particularly troubling because he is co-chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

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Data on Out-of-State IDs Fuels Cries of 'Fraud' in 2016 Election

Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving secretary of state, countered by questioning whether the senators quit committees they’re assigned to in Congress because they disagree with other members.

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