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NHDP - ICYMI: Carpetbagger Scott Brown Wants to Make it Harder for NH Citizens to Vote 

CONCORD, N.H. - Last night, former New Hampshire Senate candidate and former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown weighed in on an attempt by the GOP to make it harder for New Hampshire citizens to vote. Yeah. That Happened.



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan's veto threat of SB 179, which would establish a thirty day residency requirement to vote in New Hampshire:

"Secretary of State Bill Gardner's nearly forty years of public service overseeing elections has made him one of the foremost authorities on election law and voting requirements in New Hampshire. His support for a thirty day residency requirement demonstrates that this commonsense, bipartisan measure would help preserve the integrity of our election process. Governor Hassan's veto threat of this important legislation is partisan politics at its worst. It's time for Governor Hassan to listen to the concerns voiced by Secretary Gardner and support this bipartisan legislation that would protect the credibility of the ballot box in New Hampshire."

Governor Hassan's veto threat follows Secretary of State Bill Gardner reaffirming his support for SB 179. Recently, Secretary of State Bill Gardner stated that New Hampshire has "drive-by voting" and that he has witnessed fraud personally.



NHDP Praises Governor Hassan's Strong Commitment to Preserving Voting Rights for New Hampshire Citizens 

Concord, N.H. -- New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on Governor Hassan's strong commitment to preserving voting rights for all New Hampshire citizens:

"New Hampshire Democrats are proud to stand with Governor Hassan's strong commitment to preserving the right to vote for all New Hampshire citizens." 

"After importing their 2014 top of the ticket candidates from other states, it's remarkable that the New Hampshire Republican Party now has the gall to try to deny the right to vote from New Hampshire citizens."

"Once again, when New Hampshire Republicans can't win on the issues, they seek to disenfranchise voters. Granite Staters will not stand for these blatantly partisan attempts to make it harder for New Hampshire citizens to cast a ballot." 




Citizens For A Strong NH - Hassan's Veto Threat of 30 Day Residency Requirement for Voting 


It is as absurd as her previous statements about Voter Fraud in New Hampshire.

(June 11, 2015) - Gov. Hassan's office announced today that she is likely to veto SB 179, legislation that would set a 30-day residency requirement to vote in New Hampshire.


The legislation has already passed the House and Senate. Secretary of State Bill Gardner also supports the waiting period as a way to prevent "drive-by" voting by people who live out of state.


In June 2014, Gov. Hassan's own Attorney General prosecuted a Massachusetts resident who plead guilty to voter fraud for illegally voting in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation U.S. presidential nominating primary back in 2012. The man, a registered Democrat, was given a suspended sentence of one to three years in state prison and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.


The Attorney General's office reached a separate settlement with a pair of Milford residents who committed voter fraud in Keene in the 2012 general election. They admitted to voting illegally and were fined $1,250. 


Another instance of voter fraud during the 2012 general election occurred when someone voted in Manchester under the name of former Jeanne Shaheen spokesperson Caitlin Legacki, who was in St. Louis on Election Day. Legacki told the Union Leader, "it certainly was news to me" that she was checked as having voted in Manchester in 2012.


Despite this, and repeated concerns by Granite Staters regarding voter fraud in New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan actually believes there has only been one case of voter fraud in the state in the last ten years.


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Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:


"Perhaps it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Gov. Hassan fancies herself more knowledgeable about election law than Bill Gardner, the longest-tenured Secretary of State in the country and a member of her own party. This is especially true considering Hassan actually said that there has only been one case of voter fraud in New Hampshire during the last ten years. If she truly believes that, then it makes a whole lot more sense why she has been so easily duped into thinking that the failed policies of Obamacare, higher taxes, and increased spending are good for New Hampshire, too.


"Gov. Hassan should do the right thing to protect the integrity of New Hampshire's election process and support this bill immediately. It is time for her to stop continually fighting bi-partisan bills passed by our legislators in Concord."





NH GOP - Stop Drive-by Voting in New Hampshire 



For far too long, there have been questions surrounding the legitimacy of some votes cast in New Hampshire elections. "Drive-by voting", as Secretary of State Bill Gardner calls it.


It seems like a simple enough concept: people who vote in New Hampshire should live in New Hampshire.


Republicans have introduced legislation to clarify existing election law with a thirty day residency requirement to vote in New Hampshire. But Governor Hassan and her Democratic colleagues are politicizing this commonsense effort to ensure the integrity of our elections.


This morning, the New Hampshire Republican Party launched a petition to gather support for the passage of this critical legislation.


Will you sign the petition today?


Thank you for standing up for the integrity of New Hampshire elections.


Jennifer Horn


New Hampshire Republican State Committee

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