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Staffer With Long History of Illegal Activity Distributed False Press Release


Concord - The Concord Monitor today reports that a radical activist who has worked for Democrat State Representative candidate Maureen Mann has been caught breaking New Hampshire election law. Carl Gibson admitted that he sent out a bogus press release to New Hampshire media that falsely claimed Republican candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey was dropping out of the race five days before the Tuesday, May 19th special election.


"The fact that Maureen Mann trusted a radical extremist who engages in illegal campaign activity to work on her race speaks volumes about her and her candidacy. Mr. Gibson's deplorable attempt to spread misinformation was clearly designed to help Maureen Mann and suppress Yvonne Dean-Bailey's supporters," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn.


"I believe that integrity is important in politics, and I am disappointed that somebody who has worked for my opponent would try to confuse voters with misinformation. I want to represent my district with honor and distinction, and I am committed to running an honest campaign that focuses on the important issues facing our state," said Republican candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey.


In 2011, CBS News reported that Gibson took credit for sending out a hoax press release on behalf of General Electric that falsely claimed the company was returning $3.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury. In his biography, Gibson brags about how his outrageous stunt caused General Electric stock to temporarily drop by $3 billion. According to pictures posted on Gibson's Facebook page, he was arrested in 2012 at the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York City.


"Mr. Gibson's long history of dishonest and illegal tactics is well documented, yet Maureen Mann still hired him to work on her campaign and manage her social media accounts. This raises very serious questions about Maureen Mann's integrity and proves that her extreme views are out of touch with New Hampshire values," said Horn.


Gibson's false campaign press release is a clear violation of RSA 666:6 which says that "Any person who shall, without authority, sign the name of any other person to any letter or other document, or falsely represent that any other has written such letter or document, knowing such representation to be false, for the purpose of influencing votes, or who shall by false representation, use, employ or assign the name of any other person, or a fictitious name on a radio or television broadcast or other means of communication, to signify endorsement of a political party, candidates or programs, or, for the purpose of influencing votes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."




Guinta For Congress - Shea-Porter to New Hampshire: Vote for me, or Not at All 

It was reported this morning that over the weekend Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter said the following at an event "Of those not planning to vote for Democratic candidates, she suggested, "maybe keep them home." (Portsmouth Herald, Democrats Gather to Rally Support for the Party).

In response to her comments, Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"We now know why Carol Shea-Porter refuses to hold town halls or any open meetings with the public, she has zero interest in hearing from anyone who disagrees with her, and we have now heard she will actively work to suppress their vote this fall. This failure of representation should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched her six years in Washington following Nancy Pelosi and Barak Obama blindly, while the Middle Class shrinks and ObamCare wreaks havoc on our Health Care system. When will Congresswoman Shea-Porter put Granite Staters ahead of her own political career?”



Concord - Today, the Portsmouth Herald reported that Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter believes that New Hampshire Democrats should endeavor to ensure that Republican voters don't turn out on Election Day, saying that Democrats should "maybe keep them home." She also referred to the fight against New Hampshire Republicans as playing a game of "Whac-A-Mole."  New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement in response:


"It's stunning that Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter believes that those who disagree with her and her party should not exercise their right to vote.  It's bad enough that the Congresswoman refuses to hold events where New Hampshire residents can express an opinion that differs with her. Now we know that she does this because she is not interested in hearing what they have to say - rather, she'd like to knock them down and keep them quiet. Congresswoman Shea-Porter's statements are disrespectful and she should apologize to all New Hampshire residents for her attempts to interfere with democracy in our state."



  • "The only way you can justify a tan in August is if you've marched in all of the political parades," she joked, adding that citizens should invite those of like minds to garner as much support as possible for the Democratic Party. Of those not planning to vote for Democratic candidates, she suggested, "maybe keep them home." She referred to the fight against Republicans as a game of "Whac-A-Mole." (Crystal A. Weyers, "Democrats gather to rally support for the party," Portsmouth Herald5/5/2014)



FreeKeeneNews - Election Officials Illegally Confiscate Fliers from Voters in Keeneā€™s Ward 4

Video Reveals Illegal Voter Oppression at Keene's Ward 4

Poll workers caught snatching informational fliers from voters' hands.  Liberty activists handing out quarter-page fliers advocating for libertarian candidates Ian Freeman and Darryl Perry were targeted in a sneaky manner by election officials.  When voters would enter the building the poll workers would tell them it was illegal for them to have the flyer and then snatch it from them and throw it away.  Hearing this from an exiting voter, I investigated and found the claim to be true.

See the video here.

Despite the "Department of Justice" sending an agent down to ostensibly correct the Ward 4 staff, the behavior continued later, as we also documented in the video.  The clueless ward moderator claimed she was too busy to properly educate her volunteer "greeters" (enforcers) on the law, which she herself did not know.

As a result, countless voters had their rights oppressed by officious bureaucrats who made the law up on the spot.  We documented and called them on it and the behavior continued.  Apparently they were pulling out all the stops to prevent the libertarians from getting as many votes as possible.

The DOJ is aware of this situation but don't expect any actual consequences to come to these government workers.  Odds are they'll be back at it next time, too.