NH Primary Source: Kobach walks back NH voter fraud 'proof' claim

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

Mr. Adams' organization released a report Monday finding hundreds of noncitizens registered to vote in 11 counties in New Jersey.

"The claim is that the commission will meet and then they will recommend things like photo ID or some other election security measure". "It may make recommendations, or I think at this point there's a high possibility the commission makes no recommendations and they just say, 'Here's the data".

Officially, the commission is charged with examining the election system for causes of voter fraud - a narrative Trump adopted before the election and he continued developing that narrative after the election in tweets like this one from November 2016.

The charge was leveled Thursday by Kris Kobach, the Republican secretary of state in Kansas, the commission's vice chairman and, most recently, columnist for the website Breitbart News.

With the Pence-Kobach voting commission gathering in New Hampshire for its second meeting on Tuesday, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, wrote an op-ed in the Concord Monitor discrediting the sham commission's claims of widespread voter fraud and highlighting concrete steps that would increase participation in our democracy. Two of the main criteria to register to vote include: being a United States citizen and at least 18-years-old.

J. Christian Adams, the Public Interest Legal Foundation general counsel who will appear Tuesday, said the organization found 616 instances in New Jersey in which an undocumented immigrant - most of whom had been up-front about their citizenship status - had been allowed to register to vote.

A meeting of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud opened with New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner defending his role and the panel's existence.

Under the local law, he notes, "a new resident has 60 days to obtain a New Hampshire driver's license".

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.

That suggestion generated some tough questioning from commission members, including Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

The testimony marked a departure for the commission, which was formed to look into fraud and barriers to voting, but which heard that a potentially greater threat to confidence in American elections is the chance for enemy actors to meddle.

A spokesman for the commission didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The real-estate magnate won the White House in a vote by the Electoral College, the body established under the Constitution that formally selects the USA president.The Electoral College vote usually mirrors the outcome of the US popular vote, but not always. In a column last week for Breitbart, the Kansas Secretary of State declared that voter fraud tipped the scales in the election past year in New Hampshire.

The group worries the same barriers they've experienced trying to vote in Kansas could spread nationwide with Kobach's position on the national Election Integrity Commission. Jason Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state and head of the Let America Vote political action committee, was in New Hampshire in person Tuesday morning to protest the panel. He says the commission was created to substantiate the biggest lie ever told by a sitting president and should be dismantled. Nor is it required that they transfer their driver's license to New Hampshire nor register their vehicle there.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has spurred controversy since it was established in May.

Despite the GOP's insistence that voter fraud is a real epidemic, there has been no evidence that voter fraud happens with any sort of regularity, much less en masse. "This is an important first ruling in what will be an ongoing adjudication that we believe will lead to the law being upheld", said Jasper. 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.

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