House Speaker Responds to Attorney General Objecting House Motion to Intervene in Voter Registration Case

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien today offered the following statement in response to the attorney general’s office objecting to emergency motion for the New Hampshire House of Representatives to intervene in Hannah Rivers et al v. State of New Hampshire.

House Speaker William O’Brien

“The attorney general’s office is turning the Constitution on its head in order to compel the court to gag the Legislature from providing a defense that the people deserve for a duly passed law either because the attorney general is unable or unwilling to provide that defense. The people of New Hampshire deserve not to have non-residents wandering around diluting their votes. The Legislature this session took care in passing laws to prevent this from happening. The attorney general should get out of the way of having this law fully implemented. We remain committed to ensuring that only New Hampshire voters participate in our elections.”