I was going through my voter fraud documents Friday evening and found a very small news clipping for which I have been scouring my briefcase.
It is hard to file away a news clipping that is about two inches by four inches and have it readily available unless you copy it onto a full size sheet of paper which I have now done, as handouts.
I think this news clipping is from the Keene paper and you really had to be on the lookout to find it in the first place.
Here is why:
In November of 2006, State Representative Chuck Weed decided to make up his own Same Day Voter Registration Forms, RSA 654:7, and hand them out to potential voters at the polls. Weed is employed by Keene State College so some of his flighty actions are understandable and always predictable.
The Rep. Chuck Weed false election documents had the perjury clause removed because it inflamed Weed’s hair trigger, pro-voter fraud sensibilities. Weed is on the House Election Law Committee.
Six of Weed’s student voters tried to use the fake election documents to register as NH domiciled voters and were rebuffed by the Keene Ballot Clerks.
The Attorney General’s Office sent their favorite Assistant AG, Orville Fitch, to “investigate” what appeared to be a violation of a couple of NH Election laws.
Here is the relevant part of one statute:
659:34 Wrongful Voting; Penalties for Voter Fraud. –
I. A person is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 if such person:
(a) When registering to vote; when obtaining an official ballot; or when casting a vote by official ballot, makes a false material statement regarding his or her qualifications as a voter to an election officer or submits a voter registration form, an election day registration affidavit, a qualified voter affidavit, a domicile affidavit, or an absentee registration affidavit containing false material information regarding his or her qualifications as a voter;
And as usual, Orville Fitch was responsible for enforcing state election laws:
666:8 Attorney General. – The attorney general shall be responsible for the enforcement of the election laws as provided in RSA 7:6-c.
I guess you can see where this is going.
NH State Representative Chuck Weed was counting on the ballot clerks accepting his home made same day registration forms which would subject them to:
666:2 Official Malfeasance. – A moderator, supervisor of the checklist, selectman or town clerk shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if at any election:
I. He shall knowingly receive and count any illegal vote; or
II. He shall knowingly omit to receive and count any legal vote; or
III. He shall knowingly remove any vote from the number of legal votes cast; or
IV. He shall knowingly add any illegal vote to the number of legal votes cast; or
V. He shall receive or count any vote given at such election by proxy, that is, without the personal delivery of such vote by the person entitled to give the same; or
VI. He shall fraudulently declare the state of the vote in the election of any officer.
As with most activities involving voter fraud by liberals in NH, the usual procedure fell into place. Let us review how liberals committing voter fraud is handled.
1. Left wing nut bag NH State Representative, Chuck Weed, is involved with the use of falsely fabricated election material.
2. He participates in the attempted use of, and urging others to use, false documents while registering college students from the State school where he draws a state pay check.
3. Onto the scene plods Assistant AG in charge of election law, Orville Fitch, who sees what is going on, as did an activist from the Coalition of NH Taxpayers who was standing close enough to hear the Fitch/Weed conversation.
4. Not one of the seven people involved is arrested, no evidence was taken, no harm, no foul.
5. Orville draws a paycheck.
6. The papers write up a story so small and insignificant that most people would never see it.
7. Within a few days the event is forgotten.
8. The NH Attorney General, and the NH Secretary of State, can continue to claim that in the last decade only one case of voter fraud was ever prosecuted – and that was a Republican.