Ed Naile, CNHT

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Thursday
Mar262015

I've Been To Some Secret Meetings

The eating of our own has begun at a pretty good clip, I would say. Welcome to Election 2016.

The ultra conservative Wall Street Journal, ok, I fib, has a very revealing story, from private sources, that Governor Scott Walker is flip-flopping on illegal immigration.

This flip-flopping tidbit is from Republican sources at this secret meeting. My senses say, “Hold it right there!”

Were these Republican sources Republicans the likes of Shawn Jasperite Republicans?

How about Fergus Cullen style Republicans, were they the sources for dirt on Governor Walker?

Could the unnamed Republican sources include one, or several, of the hundreds of Republicans who have already latched onto a candidate among the 20 or so we already have doling out positions and dollars.

To all readers of the Wall Street Journal:

It is early spring in New Hampshire and I have a news flash I am about to deliver to the uninitiated.

If a New Hampshire resident is not out tapping maple trees he is probably tapping some eager presidential candidate for every last drop of flatlander money he can boil out of him.

So take this flip-flopping story with a grain of salt and a tea spoon of syrup until the secret Republican meeting sources names come out. Or you can believe what you read in the WSJ. Either way it’s a risky business trying to tell who is stabbing who in the political back for their choice of the next nominee.

(Who is the WSJ backing? I thought it was Bush.)

Tuesday
Mar242015

Hands In The Air Don't Purge II

Dover, NH has an interesting voter checklist.

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150324/GJNEWS_01/150329747

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.)

Tuesday
Mar242015

Hands In The Air Don't Purge

Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting some hard facts to the entire Ballot Law Commission regarding the “unprecedented” citizen petition (RSA 654:38) to purge the voter checklist in Dover, NH. The petition was the idea of Dover resident David Scott a former Dover City Councilman and State Rep.

Dave Scott lost a race in Dover back in 2004 by 30 votes. He mailed 300 letters to same day voters in that race and 150 came back undeliverable by the USPS. He became suspect of the Dover checklist and how many people on this list of about 15 thousand really live in Dover.

In 2006, State Rep. Phyllis Woods ran for re-election and did a targeted mailing of voters in two wards getting back about 100 post cards as “undeliverable.” Rep Woods gave The Coalition of NH Taxpayers those and other returned mail, which I used as an exhibit yesterday.

This hearing was about a new mailing David Scott did weeks after this last November 4, 2014 election where out of a targeted mailing to about 900 same-day registrants, 70 came back as, “no such street, address, number, etc., from the USPS. Dave and his volunteers whittled that down to about 40 names of recent voters who had addresses the USPS does not recognize.

This was his evidence that a city wide purge of the checklist be done BEFORE the upcoming 2016 election, something Manchester just did in January last year on the initiative of the Manchester City Clerk.

This cost David Scott, and his volunteers, lots of time and over $600.00. CNHT chipped in $300.00 as well.

Along with the BLC up at the big table in Dover City Hall was Secretary of State Bill Gardner, Mr. Scamon and their attorney. Dover had an attorney and the NH AG’s Office sent a Mr. Labonte. It was a well attended event even though the outcome was preordained.

My goal, as well as David Scott’s, was to get some information about the poor condition of NH voter checklists out statewide, since the adoption of same day registration came along. That went well for us as far as I am concerned.

In 2012 NH had some 99,300 people, about 14% of total voters, register same day at the polls. Over 20,000 showed up without any form of identification they were willing to show. That number extends, for the most part, down to every little town and city. Since NH doesn’t purge its voter lists for ten years after any year ending in the number one, names stay on NH voter lists for years. If you walk into any polling station to vote, you don’t need ID and you can never be caught because you can give a fake name or you can vote in the place of someone of your gender before they get to the polls.

NH has almost zero transparency regarding voter information.

I can get the entire Vermont voter database emailed to me with a simple request at no cost. Connecticut has its database on-line with birth date, date of registration and ID number. In NH I can not even see a voter’s real address, real name, birth date, signature or the last place he was registered as we could just ten years ago. There is almost no way to tell who a NH voter is from public records. And the cost to do anything statewide is prohibitive for some reason even though the statewide database is a public document.

Our job yesterday was to point that out, which we did to a subdued crowd of progressives who like the way things are.

That was the fun part, having this entire group of election officials stuck at a table with our CNHT videographer recording our training video of what passes for election integrity in NH.

Part two coming soon.

Saturday
Mar212015

Spending For Spending's Sake

Picked this one up at breakfast the other morning:

Henniker just lost its highway garage and everything in it to an electrical fire caused by a piece of stored equipment. Now they want to replace the whole operation with whatever replacement money they can pry from the hands of the insurance company. See Hopkinton’s fire for how well that goes.

The fire was a total loss, and in municipal spending terms, that is sometimes a good thing as in all of a sudden there is a plan to move the highway garage to a new location. Of course this new location has several expensive drawbacks but does show there was probably a desire to move there before the fire.

Then the pile-on spending at the Henniker Town Meeting last week begins. The bought a brand new fire truck for one half a million dollars which they will put in the rather new one million dollar fire house they built for a volunteer department.

The new truck passed with two votes!

Funny thing is, the truck they are replacing didn’t make it to the big Highway Dept fire. It never left the building.

This reminds me of people who feel bad going shopping to brighten their mood.

Oh well, it is Henniker.

 

 

Saturday
Mar212015

Dover, NH Monday 1 PM, City Hall

Monday morning Dave Scott of Dover and I will be present at a hearing of the Ballot Law Commission in that city. Dave Scott a former State Rep. and Dover City Counselor has gotten 250 signatures on a petition to have certain wards in Dover purged through RSA 654:38.  

The attorney for the City has filed a two page letter asking the Ballot Law Commission to deny the hearing. That makes sense. That is what any normal NH attorney would do who is paid by the citizens of a municipality – try and deny their right to petition for redress.

This all started with Dave Scott mailing some of the Election Day registrants of November 4, 2014 election and having over 70 returned for such things as; no such street, insufficient address, no forwarding address, etc, by the USPS. Apparently the City is perfectly happy with 70 voters it can not document as domiciled residents or reach by mail.

David Scott isn’t happy with that situation and he has decided to use the tools at his disposal.

Back in 2004 Davis Scott did somewhat the same thing and caught a number of people who seem to live in other states. I have that letter he sent to the Secretary of State on our wall in the CNHT office in Concord. Nothing was ever done by the city or the Secretary of State that I know of. And here we are again.

Dave has an e-mail from the SoS office asking that he e-mail everything he will be presenting for evidence to them so the BLC will be prepared. That was about four days ago. Dave got the letter from the Dover attorney yesterday. That seems odd in the usual way.

I have been asked by Dave Scott to help him with the hearing and I assume the attorney will object. The BLC can do what they want. That does not bother me one bit.

Here is a little something they will figure out after their decision, no mater how it goes. This hearing is a no lose deal for CNHT.

Good luck Ballot Law Commission.

Nice try Dover City Attorney.