A Report On The Report
Recent Interest in NH voter fraud investigations shows some interesting inconsistencies between what the NH Secretary of State published on his web site, what the NH ACLU was given, and what the NH AG’s Office claims to be doing with their investigations.
I have selected the first paragraph of the NH ACLU 6/11/15 Reports and the annotations from page #2. Read the whole thing yourself and see if you can find any 2012 or 2014 investigations of the thousands of voters who brought no ID to the polls and lived at addresses with undeliverable mail.
NH ACLU REPORT
Documents From NH Secretary of State's Office Show No Evidence of Out-of-State Drive-By Voter Fraud,
June 11, 2015
In April 2015, the ACLU requested from the Office of the Secretary of State, among other things, all documents—including emails and communications—concerning incidents of actual or potential voting fraud consisting of an individual voting in a NH municipality where he or she is not domiciled from January 1, 2000 to the present.
(in part - page #2 annotation)
“During the 2012 general election cycle, the Secretary of State claims that it sent 13,939 letters to those who filled out domicile affidavits in the registration form, with 1,193 coming back as undeliverable.
During that election, that Office claims that it also sent letters to 5,609 individuals who filled out challenged voter affidavits to vote in the general election, with (i) 374 coming back as undeliverable and (ii) 1,698 declining to return a postcard in response to the letters.
That Office claims that it also sent letters to 2,629 individuals who filled out qualified voter affidavits during the 2012 primary and general election itself, with (i) 210 coming back as undeliverable and (ii) 1,270 declining to return a postcard in response to the letters.
See: Shawne Wickham, "Checking voter residence affidavits a slog for New Hampshire investigators," Union Leader, Oct. 25, 2014, available at htto://www.unionleader.com/article/20141026/NEWS06/141029247/0/SEARCH .
During the 2014 general election, the Secretary of State claims that it sent 2,983 letters to those who filled out domicile affidavits in the registration form, with 154 coming back as undeliverable. 3 See Shawne Wickham, "Checking voter residence affidavits a slog for New Hampshire investigators," Union Leader, Oct. 25, 2014
(Attorney General's Office noting that some of those who did not return postcards have told investigators they were protesting the state's new Voter ID laws" as "many of those folks intentionally did not bring their IDs to vote."), available at http://www.unionleader.com/artic le/20141026/N EWS06/141029247/0/SEARCH. 4 191 individuals who registered and voted "same day" without proper identification returned the identification letters sent by the Secretary of State's Office.”
We are led to believe that in 15 years only four cases of voter fraud have been documented by the NH AG? With thousands of returned mail still being investigated?
Where in the NH ACLU response to its April 2015 request for all documents regarding voter fraud investigations are the years 2012 and 2014?
Another small detail: How much would it cost the state to investigate every instance of a person refusing to supply proof of identification?
654:7 Voter Registration; Voter Registration Form. –
I. Any person registering to vote shall be:
(a) At least 18 years of age on the day of the election; and
(b) A United States citizen; and
(c) Domiciled in the town or city in which the applicant is registering to vote and not otherwise disqualified to vote.
II. The applicant shall be required to produce appropriate proof of qualifications as provided in RSA 654:12 and fill out the form as prescribed in paragraph IV.
III. If an applicant is unable to provide the proof of qualifications as required in RSA 654:12, he or she may register by completing the necessary affidavits, pursuant to RSA 654:12, and completing the form in subparagraph IV(b), unless the person is registering at the polling place on the date of a state general election. If an applicant is registering at the polling place on the date of a state general election and is unable to provide the proof of qualifications as required in RSA 654:12, he or she may register by completing the form in subparagraph IV(c) under oath,…
So it is legal to refuse to supply documents you have in your possession because you oppose Photo ID? That is what the AG seems to be saying – or ignoring.
Another step in the wrong direction for NH’s crooked election system.
Don’t expect the new idea of photographing non-resident voters to have any effect if we do not prosecute offenders.