Statement by NH GOP Chairman Wayne Semprini on Supreme Court Ruling

For Immediate Release 

Thursday,August 17, 2006

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Statement by NH GOP Chairman Wayne Semprini on Supreme Court Ruling

CONCORD , N.H. – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Wayne Semprini today released the following statement in response to the state Supreme Court ruling on ballot positioning.

“Once again the Democrats are trying to win in the court room because they can not win at the ballot box. The fact of the matter is that the law has been applied evenly, it is not our fault that the Democrats haven’t won enough votes in the last 40 years to be first on the ballot. Besides, what the Democrats do not realize is that good candidates with a good message win, regardless of positioning. A message that the voters can relate to, presented by an honest and sincere candidate will trump optimum ballot positioning all day long. It is for this reason that we will continue to win on election day and they will continue to pursue their agenda through litigation.”

“It is unfortunate that so much time and effort hasbeen spent on ballot positioning and not on who is actually voting. The focusneeds to be on preserving the integrity of the system by ensuring that thosewho are voting in our system are legal residents of New Hampshire.”