Trump's voter fraud commission has contentious meeting in New Hampshire


KRISTEN CLARKE: It's a commission that is about promoting this false and risky narrative that vote fraud is something that's widespread across our country, and we know that that's just not the case.

Then Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap (D), also a commissioner, explained how domicile laws work for voting.

The commission has been met with strong criticism, and so has N.H. Secretary of State William Gardner, a Democrat who is a member of the body.

While Gardner says his participation on the presidential commission is a public service, US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, said, she was "concerned that reckless accusations of widespread voter fraud and illegitimate elections in New Hampshire could jeopardize our state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary".

The former chief elections officer for the state of Missouri had harsh words for President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission. "Today's release of information by Speaker Jasper's office fans the flames of misinformation in order to further suppress our citizens' right to vote". "I have serious doubts about the commission's credibility and trustworthiness, and I fear it risks becoming a partisan tool to shut out millions of eligible American voters".

Mr von Spakovsky could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday night. Most of the 5,300 questioned votes came from college towns. "Our democracy is about encouraging people, enfranchising people to be able to vote". "Which has been interpreted to mean that you spend most of your nights in the state". "It's clear my thinking is different than others on the commission", he said. The commission would charge the presidential panel $12,500 for the data, the maximum amount allowed under agency rules, he said.

"I am deeply concerned that falsehoods about illegal voting are being spread as a pretext for restricting access to the ballot box", Shaheen said. "The NICS system is close to what we care about when deciding if people can vote".

Can't imagine why they would claim such a thing. "States do not have money".

"I don't want to deprive anyone or put any obstacle in front of any American to keep them from exercising the franchise", he said. But because of New Hampshire's lax election laws, Clarke and these non-resident voters didn't technically break the law. It saves time - eliminating long lines - and is more accurate, King said.

Voters who have no domicile documentation face different hurdles.

Jefferson County plans to test e-poll books by two or three different manufacturers at several polls during the September 26 Senate runoff race, King said. "Regardless, in the Senate, it is highly likely that voting by nonresidents changed the result".

The Washington Post points out that he failed to account for one group of voters that has a reason to hold out of state licenses: college students in New Hampshire who attend from out of state.

- Reaffirm and enact legislation that sets out that each individual state is responsible for conducting their elections.

On Tuesday, a new state voter ID law takes effect, enacted by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed in July by Gov. Chris Sununu. "But they couldn't find one of the dozens of female or minority experts who've studied and written extensively on elections over the past decade", said David Becker, the executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research and the former director of the elections program at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The commission has made other missteps as well.

"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.

"[Jasper] selectively requested information about voters who registered with out-of-state licenses - an entirely legal and normal practice", Buckley contended, according to WMUR 9".