Michael Graham has some excellent reporting on Granite State voter turnout at NHJournal, but the number(s) that got my attention were for student voting. Up by 29% to 55% depending on the town.
Yesterday Ed Naile noted that he’d like to talk to anyone interested in how 90,000 college students are allowed to vote in your elections. That’s a big blue thumb on the scale. Or is it green?
NextGen Climate, funded by billionaire Tom Steyer, who is famous for saying he will buy the US Senate for Democrats in past elections (unsuccessfully, so far), planned to spend a million dollars in New Hampshire to get students to vote. A process that has all the state colleges – after the election – complaining about NexGen canvassers breaking campus policies about being in the dorms.
Maybe they’d also like to complain about the influence of out-of-state money? I hear that’s a big thing when it comes to from the right.
As for Steyer, and the fact that his actions produced a legislature who will make it a priority to tax residents to offset “rising tuition costs,” I suggest our student elected legislature dial up the California Billionaire before looking to taxpayers.
He is, after all, the reason they are in office.