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Thursday
Mar122015

NH Senator Carson proposes updated voter residency requirements 

New Hampshire Senate

News Release

Concord, NH - Today the Public and Municipal Affairs Committee heard a bill that would clarify the residency requirement for voting purposes in New Hampshire.

The bill, SB 4, replaces the definition of domicile for voting purposes to more clearly identify New Hampshire residents who are legally able to vote in the state.

Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry), the prime bill sponsor, released a statement following the hearing:

“The intention of this bill is to make sure legal residents of our state have meaningful elections so voters can affect change in the communities they are invested in,” said Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry).

“New Hampshire’s current voting law does not clearly define the qualifications of a voting resident in the state. This bill, SB 4, serves to clarify the definition of a legal voting resident as 46 other states have done.”

“The Secretary of State Bill Gardner and I worked to produce a bill that would clarify the meaning of being a legal resident for voting purposes without infringing on an individual’s right to vote. Secretary Gardner is the state’s authority on elections and he has given his support of this bill,” Carson continued.

 

Thursday
Oct302014

DNC Response to Polito’s (R-MA) Support for Voter ID Laws that Needlessly Make Voting Harder

Washington, DC - Last night in the Lt. Governors debate in Newton, Republican Karyn Polito reaffirmed her support for controversial Republican voter ID laws that needlessly make voting harder and suppress voter turnout.

 

In response to Polito’s comments, Pratt Wiley, the Democratic National Committee’s Director of Voter Expansion, released the following statement:

 

“In Massachusetts this year, Gov. Patrick signed one of the most expansive and modern voting laws in the entire nation – bringing early voting, online voter registration and pre-registration to the Commonwealth.  These improvements are going to bring more citizens into the process, because in Massachusetts we know we solve problems with more democracy, not less. The choice is clear, while Steve Kerrigan is committed to expanding opportunity for all, Karyn Polito is pulling a page from the same cynical Republican playbook that believes that when fewer people vote, they win more elections.”

Saturday
Jul272013

ALG's Daily Grind - Eric Holder v. Texas 

July 26, 2013

Eric Holder v. Texas

Attorney General Eric Holder: ""Based on the evidence of intentional racial discrimination that was presented last year in the redistricting case, Texas v. Holder — as well as the history of pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities that the Supreme Court itself has recognized — we believe that the State of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process whenever it changes its voting laws and practices."

Fore!!!  California taxes take hefty toll on Phil Mickelson

Mickelson made a dream come true by winning the British Open and the $1.4 million that goes with it, but perhaps no one was more excited than California Governor Jerry Brown.  With a state income tax of 13.3 percent for every dollar earned above two million, Mickelson's win amounted to a $186,000 windfall for the formerly Golden State.

Detroit is coming to a city near you

Motown's real bankruptcy is moral and intellectual – and it affects not only Detroit but almost all of America's greatest cities and most states. Just Google "pension tsunami" and you'll see why.

Fung: Justin Amash almost beat the NSA. Next time, he might do it.

"The leadership of both parties, as well as the White House, vocally opposed weakening the NSA's ability to conduct surveillance. But Amash still managed to mount a strong defense — which suggests that momentum is building for critics of the NSA."

Friday
Mar222013

NH House Republican Leaders Comment on Bill Changing Voter ID Requirements

CONCORD – Today House Republican Whip Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) and Deputy Republican Whip Andy Renzullo (R-Hudson) offered the following comments in reaction to the passage of HB 595, a bill that repeals some photo identification requirements scheduled to take effect September 1, 2013. The bill passed by a vote of 184-122.

House Republican Whip Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson)

“Last session, we passed a reasonable voter ID law in order to ensure that our elections are fair and clean. It’s unfortunate that just a few months later some would like to eliminate some of these measures, which a bipartisan majority of voters support. The Attorney General’s office is still investigating over a thousand people who cast ballots during the last election without an ID, and have not responded to verification mail sent to their registered address. Before we start repealing sections of the law that haven’t even taken effect yet, we should have time to evaluate the current program in its entirely.”

Deputy House Republican Whip Andy Renzullo (R-Hudson)

“Our current voter ID law is a common sense measure that brings honesty and transparency to our elections. By eliminating parts of this law, House Democrats have made it harder to ensure the integrity of the ballot box and guarantee that our ‘one person, one vote’ principle is not diluted by dishonest votes.”

Wednesday
Feb132013

House Republican Leader Comments on Bill to Repeal Parts of Voter ID Law 

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene G. Chandler (R-Bartlett) released the following comment relative to the public hearing on House Bill 595, a bill that would repeal portions of the voter ID law in New Hampshire that will take effect in 2013.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“Here we are again discussing the repeal of laws that have yet to take effect. We need to give these laws a chance to prove their effectiveness before taking such severe action. The provisions of the voter ID law that would take effect this year are common sense measures that hold people accountable. It’s simple, if you don’t have an ID, you should expect to get your photo taken. If you’re you, you should have nothing to worry about. If you attempt to cast a ballot for someone other than yourself, we’ll have definitive photographic evidence. I'm hopeful the committee and the House will vote to give us time to observe this aspect of the voter ID law before thinking of passing this kind of bill.”