Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn sent the following letter to State Senator Martha Fuller Clark today asking her to take action to remove drive-by voters registered at her Portsmouth mansion from the city checklist.
Senator Martha Fuller Clark
52 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03081
Senator Fuller Clark,
On behalf of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, I formally request that you take action to remove four non-residents who are registered to vote at your Portsmouth mansion from the city checklist. If you fail to act to ensure that these individuals cannot illegally vote in future elections, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee is prepared to take any appropriate action to have them removed.
The Portsmouth Herald reported that the Portsmouth city clerk's office confirmed that four out-of-state political operatives, Ryan Fitzpatrick Flynn, Bryan Gregory Griffith, Andrea Marie Riccio, Ellen Rose Whelan-Wuest, used your address to vote in New Hampshire elections. None of these individuals had legal ties to New Hampshire or had any intention of staying in our state. According to congressional salary records, Ms. Riccio lives in Washington and serves on the staff of Democrat Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen. You admitted to the Portsmouth Herald that Mr. Flynn and Mr. Griffith ended their brief, temporary stay at your mansion last year. You also admitted that Ms. Whelan-Wuest "moved out of state" and that you "don't really remember how long" she stayed at your mansion.
These people improperly influenced New Hampshire elections and cancelled out the votes of actual Granite Staters. It is outrageous that as a state senator and the Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Democrat Party you would allow your home address to be used to facilitate illegal drive-through voting.
In order to ensure that these individuals do not improperly influence future elections, you need to immediately act to have them removed from the checklist. You must contact each of your former temporary houseguests and instruct them to contact the Portsmouth city clerk's office to strike their names from the voter rolls.
If you fail to take action the New Hampshire Republican State Committee is prepared to take any appropriate action under the law including bringing it to the attention of the Superior Court. New Hampshire law states that "Any citizen of the state may, in term time or vacation, file a complaint with the superior court stating that his name is illegally kept from, or his name or that of some other citizen is illegally placed upon, the checklist of a town or ward, and the facts upon which the complaint is based." (RSA 654:42)
Voter fraud is a serious issue in New Hampshire, and as a state senator, a Democrat Party official, and a citizen, you have a responsibility to follow the law. You need to act immediately so that these individuals do not use your home address to continue voting in New Hampshire and further undermine public confidence in our elections.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. I look forward to your immediate response.
New Hampshire Republican State Committee