Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen is calling for all presidential candidates in the Democrat Party to continue allowing out-of-state voters to vote in New Hampshire elections:
Of course, Shaheen is straight up LYING but what else is new.
When someone moves to New Hampshire, they have 60 days to register their vehicles and change their licenses or identifications to be considered permanent residents of the state where they will now be able to vote AND serve jury duty.
Unfortunately, state laws have allowed out-of-staters to vote in New Hampshire elections for YEARS based on ridiculous wording of ‘domicile’ and ‘residency.’
These people don’t have to have New Hampshire identification nor do they get called for jury duty. It’s like a special class of voters who have the benefits of voting here but not the responsibilities of actual Granite State residents.
These voters can vote via absentee ballot like the rest of the adults in this country do when they are not in their home state during an election. It’s called ‘adulting.’
Remember, literally thousands of people voted in our elections using out-of-state identification:
On Nov. 8, 2016, 6,540 voters used an out-of-state driver’s license as identification to vote but as of Aug. 30, 2017, only 1,014 of those individuals – 15.5 percent – had been issued a New Hampshire driver’s license, according to the data.
Of the remaining 5,526 individuals, only 3.3 percent – about 213 people – had a registered motor vehicle.
And of course, some actually seemed to have committed voter fraud:
“We are further analyzing 196 names that appear to have been marked on a New Hampshire checklist and one other state as having voted in the November 2016 general election,” Gardner and Barthelmes wrote. “We will be working with the attorney general to determine next steps and to transfer those cases which are appropriate to the attorney general for investigation.”
In a state where some races are won by only one vote, it’s egregious to allow out-of-staters to continue voting here. Also remember, Kelly Ayotte only lost to Maggie Hassan by a little over 1,000 votes.
Gee, I wonder why.
The legislature started making changes to these ridiculous laws with House Bill 1264 (which doesn’t go far enough in my opinion but it’s a start). The Supreme Court Justices in New Hampshire had this to say about the legislation:
In a 3-2 ruling, the court found that the bill, House Bill 1264, is not a burden on the right to vote, but rather a means to better organize state laws “in order to place voters and residents on equal footing as New Hampshire citizens.”
Currently, people voting in New Hampshire need only demonstrate that they are domiciled in the state, a status that requires voters count New Hampshire as their place of residence “more than any other place,” but which doesn’t carry the requirements of residency. HB 1264 would merge the definitions of “residency” and “domicile” in New Hampshire law, effectively making anyone who casts a ballot in an election a de facto resident.
In an 18-page ruling Thursday, Chief Justice Robert Lynn and Justices Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi and Patrick Donovan found that rather than suppressing the voting rights of college students, the bill would instead mandate that they choose between making New Hampshire their voting home, and meeting the vehicle registration requirement, or keeping their residence in their state of origin and forgoing their ability to vote.
This is the text of House Bill 1264. Yes, it’s really this simple:
AN ACT relative to construction of the terms “resident,” “inhabitant,” “residence,” and “residency.”
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
370:1 Statutory Construction; Resident; Inhabitant. Amend RSA 21:6 and 21:6-a to read as follows:
21:6 Resident; Inhabitant. A resident or inhabitant or both of this state and of any city, town, or other political subdivision of this state shall be a person who is domiciled or has a place of abode or both in this state and in any city, town, or other political subdivision of this state, and who has, through all of his or her actions, demonstrated a current intent to designate that place of abode as his or her principal place of physical presence [for the indefinite future] to the exclusion of all others.
21:6-a Residence. Residence or residency shall mean a person’s place of abode or domicile. The place of abode or domicile is that designated by a person as his or her principal place of physical presence [for the indefinite future] to the exclusion of all others. Such residence or residency shall not be interrupted or lost by a temporary absence from it, if there is an intent to return to such residence or residency as the principal place of physical presence.
370:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
So why is Shaheen LYING about the legislation? It’s the Democrat way. Not only is she lying but she’s encouraging presidential candidates to lie as well and put pressure on Governor Sununu to end this law that he signed in the first place:
Voter rights are under attack in NH. Tens of thousands of young people could be disenfranchised by photo ID requirements & arbitrary challenges to residency. Tomorrow I'm asking every candidate for President to publicly denounce this voter suppression law. https://t.co/Ga9BOiUGJT
— Jeanne Shaheen (@JeanneShaheen) April 21, 2019
This law is wrong—plain and simple. We need a constitutional amendment that protects every American citizen's right to vote and get that vote counted. Thank you, @JeanneShaheen for leading the fight. https://t.co/My1srb1DrY
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 22, 2019
Our democracy is strongest when voters have the freedom to head to the ballot box to make their voice heard. The efforts of @GovChrisSununu to restrict this right for tens of thousands of students is unconscionable. I strongly support efforts to amend and repeal this bill. https://t.co/STta0KDzPa
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 22, 2019
The New Hampshire voter suppression law is intended to disenfranchise college students from exercising their right to vote. I have signed @jeanneshaheen’s petition to oppose this law to send a clear message to students — your vote matters and must be protected.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 22, 2019
The rest of the clowns in the Democrat Clown Car will probably weigh in as well but once again, out-of-staters are attacking the Granite State based on falsehoods pushed by Shaheen and other Democrats who are supposed to actually represent the citizens of New Hampshire.
Even Pompous Pappas added his ½ a cent:
— Chris Pappas (@ChrisPappasNH) April 22, 2019
Allowing out-of-staters to vote in New Hampshire elections is the actual voter suppression. It suppresses the votes of those who are permanent residents of the state.
One can only make assumptions as to why elected Democrats support this but what they don’t seem to realize is even Democrat voters don’t want out-of-staters voting in New Hampshire elections.
Why would anyone want temporary residents to make decisions that permanent residents will have to live with forever?
Elections matter and the voices and votes of actual New Hampshire residents should be the top priority for all elected officials, regardless of political party.
Jeanne Shaheen has become nothing but a D.C. Swamp Creature, unfit to represent the Granite State.