Donald Trump May Restrict Voting Rights Ahead of 2020

Exclusive – Kobach: It Appears That Out-of-State Voters Changed the Outcome of the New Hampshire US Senate Race

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Thousands of same-day registrants, most from MA, illegally voted in the November 8 election in New Hampshire and tipped the state in Hillary Clinton's favor, voter integrity groups say, citing data released by New Hampshire officials.

Fueling concerns about the impartiality and seriousness of President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission, members heard testimony Tuesday from a gun rights advocate who suggested using the background-check system for gun purchasers to determine the eligibility of Americans to vote. "Regardless, in the Senate, it is highly likely that voting by nonresidents changed the result".

The Pence-Kobach commission should be immediately disbanded.

This sentiment that facts were manipulated to keep Democrats from voting - and to make progressives look bad - was also reciprocated by State Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn.

Ultimately, Trump chose to name two Democratic secretaries of State to his "Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Integrity", along with an Obama-appointed commissioner of the Election Assistance Commission.

"That's what the Russian government did before the 2016 election".

Kobach lied in his Breitbart article about New Hampshire election law to provide the illusion that if one has an out of state drivers' license it must mean they violated the election law.

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"It has always been reported, anecdotally, that out-of-staters take advantage of New Hampshire's same-day registration and head to the Granite State to cast fraudulent votes", he wrote.

KRISTEN CLARKE: It's a commission that is about promoting this false and unsafe narrative that vote fraud is something that's widespread across our country, and we know that that's just not the case. It will inevitably seek to impose measures that will have the effect of erecting barriers to voting for poor people, who generally vote Democratic.

Secretary of the State of New Hampshire Bill Gardner (L), speaks with an audience member before the start of the commission meeting.

Kander said the commission was borne out of the president's claim that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election, costing him the popular vote.

Kobach pointed to New Hampshire's same-day registration law as a weakness in its election security because more than 6,000 same-day registrants used out-of-state driver's licenses to vote in New Hampshire.

The head of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said Tuesday her group felt that was clearly the case: The presidential panel "lacked diversity, facts, or actual solutions to support our democracy and combat voting discrimination, that we know prevents racial minorities from voting", Kristen Clarke said.

"A state with voter suppression ought not to be honored by the Democratic Party by having the first-in-the-nation primary, period", Dean said in an interview with The Daily Beast. Temple called the penalties severe restrictions on the right to vote.

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"If the presidential election had been closer and had come down to a margin of three or four electoral college votes, then this voter fraud might have had extraordinary consequences", he wrote.

Kobach's claim was challenged in a New York Times editorial and a story in The Washington Post.

Some groups that saw an ideological motive in the Trump commission's work said they suspected it was trying to make voting more hard in many jurisdictions, and thus to discourage members of racial, ethnic or political minorities from casting their ballots - a process known as voter suppression.

Popper, the director of Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project, has threatened to sue states and counties unless they purged their voter rolls of supposedly ineligible voters.

In his report King outlined 10 areas that, if not addressed by the commission, President and U.S. Congress, he says "will severely undermine the confidence in federal elections".

"The fact is that New Hampshire law clearly states that citizens who live in New Hampshire can vote without a New Hampshire ID".

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