"Having worked before on a campaign in New Hampshire, I can tell you that this issue of busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who's worked in New Hampshire politics", Miller told ABC News back in February. Gupta also argues in the piece that "Instead of looking for ways to restrict the vote, which is the unspoken mission of the commission, we should be looking for ways to expand the vote". And then the commission took testimony from John Lott, a gun rights advocate, the founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, and the author of dubious - and largely debunked - studies that concluded more guns leads to more safety. The deal, some observers claimed, marked Trump's long-awaited pivot to conventional Presidential leadership and a bipartisan style of governing.
More than 6,500 people using out-of-state driver's licenses registered to vote in New Hampshire on November 8.
[Redacted] got a very disturbing phone call about the voter fraud commission that Vice President Pence is heading.
The commission has been steeped in controversy since its inception for spreading falsehoods about the prevalence of voter fraud, requesting the voter data of every American, and allegedly violating numerous federal laws. But that didn't stop Trump from creating a sham commission to try to justify the unjustifiable. In fact, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, a Democrat, came under pressure at home to resign from the commission in protest over Kobach's comments. The commission, which plans to report on its findings within the year, also discussed improving voter turnout and election security, and listened to experts and officials present on different voting issues.More news: Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin Press Conference Live Stream & Video
Temple noted that the attorney general represented on the record, and Assistant Secretary of State David Scanlon represented in his affidavit, that the Secretary of State's Office will make good-faith efforts to ensure that voters are properly informed of SB3's requirements at Tuesday's election."This should include the fact that there are now no penalties, pursuant to this order, for failing to return any documents in connection with same-day voter registration".
After this data request was made, thousands of Americans across the country proactively canceled their voter registration in fear that their information would be compromised.
There have been isolated cases of voter fraud in the U.S. But there's no evidence of it being a widespread problem, as Trump suggests. Tuesday's meeting, coupled with Temple's ruling, demonstrates that, in the Trump era, this judicial presumption of good faith toward Republican-backed restrictions on the right to vote should be obsolete. The first four it reached identified themselves as college students who lived in New Hampshire in November.
With its latest, dangerously false claim about New Hampshire, it's more obvious than ever that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is making moves to destroy voting rights.More news: Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers
But even in the short time since Kobach's claim, his analysis has not held up to scrutiny.
Can't imagine why they would claim such a thing. It is a complete waste of taxpayer dollars, and Congress should block any federal funds from being used to fund the commission's work. Congress should conduct vigorous oversight of the commission's efforts, which are an affront to our democracy. Kobach believes, as Trump does, that millions voters are casting ballots illegally and is on a rampage to crack down by cancelling voter registrations nationwide.
White House Policy Adviser Stephen Miller and other Republicans have contended since Election Day that a considerable number of nonresident Democrats - primarily from MA - traveled to New Hampshire in order to vote illegally and tip the scale to give Clinton the win over Trump.
The right to vote is foundational and enables all the other rights we cherish. Protecting the sanctity of our electoral system is an American issue, not a partisan one.More news: Apple Watch Series 3 cuts the cord from your iPhone
Gardner is the nation's longest-serving secretary of state and has been re-elected by Democratic and Republican legislatures, largely due to his advocacy for keeping the state's primary first in the presidential nominating process.