Dover, NH has an interesting voter checklist.
It seems that Republican candidates can get a hundred pieces of their political mail returned when mailing first class to just two wards.
But Democrats get just a handful of returned mail, if any, from voters they claim to have known moved or passed away.
How can that be?
Here is what State Rep. Southworth of Dover said at the Ballot Law Commission hearing, under oath:
State Rep. Tom Southworth, D-Dover, questioned the significance of the returned letters, noting that dozens of campaign mailers he’s sent out have come back undeliverable.
“I believe the odds in my ward of a nonresident voting are almost zero,” he said.
In 2004, then State Rep. David Scott mailed some 300 letters to same day voters and got back about 150 as undeliverable.
2006 saw then Rep Woods get over 100 mailers back from the post office from just two wards. I have those and others she sent CNHT.
Recently, David Scott mailed 900 of the over 1000 same day Dover voters from just four months ago, and 70 came back as undeliverable during the first mailing.
The Dover city Clerk said she and her team are diligent about removing names of voters who have left Dover.
So how does this work out?
Maybe the Post Office is having sport with the Republicans?
Could it be the Dover City Clerk is helping Democrats by providing Democrats with clean voter lists?
Or is someone not quite telling the truth?
The petitioners have their returned mail. We brought it to the hearing.
Hands In the Air Don’t Purge. (Dover’s new motto.)