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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Highlights the Facts Ahead of Sham Electoral Commission’s Meeting in New Hampshire

September 11, 2017
Press Release

MANCHESTER, NH – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) highlighted the facts about voting in New Hampshire ahead of tomorrow’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity meeting at Saint Anselm's New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Last week, Shea-Porter condemned Commission vice-chair Kris Kobach’s falsehoods about the prevalence of voting fraud in the state.

“It’s alarming to see New Hampshire being singled out by the national voter suppression movement,” said Shea-Porter. “This Commission has no claim to credibility after failing to condemn last week’s out-and-out lies from Vice Chair Kris Kobach about our state’s voters. Granite Staters should consider any claims made during this meeting with extreme skepticism.”

 

The facts on voting in New Hampshire

  • “There is not massive voter fraud in New Hampshire under our laws.” [Governor Chris Sununu, September 8, 2017]
  • “Both voters and election experts say the allegation — accusing thousands of voters of criminal activity simply for living in New Hampshire but holding out-of-state driver’s licenses — are baseless.” [Washington Post, September 8, 2017]
  • “These are people who had licenses from other states as millions of people do. They might be students and they might be military.” [David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, September 11, 2017]
  • “The problem with the ‘Advisory Committee on Election Integrity’ is that it was created to prove a lie and is being co-chaired by the nation’s best known liar on the topic, Kris Kobach. A dishonest committee cannot reach honest conclusions. The statements Kobach made this week regarding New Hampshire prove his dishonest intentions.” [Portsmouth Herald Editorial Board, September 10, 2017]
  • “Vice President Mike Pence, the commission’s chairman, said in July that the commission had ‘no preconceived notions or preordained results.’ That was never credible. It’s laughable now, as Mr. Kobach spouts his latest, wildly irresponsible accusations based on an inaccurate reading of the data and the law … The truth is that Mr. Kobach and his band of vote suppressors belittle themselves, and threaten voting rights nationwide, with their dishonesty.” [New York Times Editorial Board, September 11, 2017]