by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2017
Thousands of same-day registrants, most from Massachusetts, illegally voted in the Nov. 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.
More than 6,500 people using out-of-state driver’s licenses registered to vote in New Hampshire on Nov. 8. Since the election, the vast majority of them have not obtained a New Hampshire license or registered a motor vehicle.
According to numbers released last week by New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper:
- 6,540 people registered and voted on Nov. 8, based on presenting out-of-state licenses.
- As of Aug. 30, about 15 percent (1,014 of the voters) had been issued New Hampshire driver’s licenses.
- Οf the remaining 5,526, barely more than 200 (3.3 percent) had registered a motor vehicle in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire law gives drivers 60 days upon establishing residence to obtain a state license.
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Of the voters who registered on Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver’s licenses, 5,313 of them neither had a state license nor registered a motor vehicle almost 10 months later.
In the presidential race, Clinton defeated Donald Trump in New Hampshire by 2,736 votes. In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic challenger Maggie Hassan defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte by 1,017 votes.
Logan Churchwell, spokesman for Public Interest Legal Foundation, which investigates voter fraud, said Jasper’s numbers bolster his group’s findings that many people vote in New Hampshire without proof of residence.
“We’ve known for months that more voters cast ballots without any proof of actually living in New Hampshire than the differentials for either federal contest there in 2016,” Churchwell said. “Now it looks like they were back in Boston in time to watch the election returns that evening. The left-wing groups suing to block new proof-of-residence laws for same-day voter registration are really proving what drives them to the courthouse.”
Project Veritas operatives, who took hidden cameras to New Hampshire for the 2016 February primary, was told by poll workers that they did not need to live in the state to vote, that they could use a Massachusetts driver’s license and that they could fill out a form if they had no ID.
“If you’re here today, you can vote and be gone,” one poll official told Veritas.
President Donald Trump in February told a group of senators that he lost New Hampshire because thousands of Massachusetts residents crossed state lines to vote. He also said Ayotte lost due to illegal voting.
The mainstream media, which in 2016 openly swung to the left, dismissed his accusations. The Boston Globe called them “groundless.”
White House policy adviser Stephen Miller told ABC News in February: “Having worked before on a campaign in New Hampshire, I can tell you that this issue of busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who’s worked in New Hampshire politics. It’s very real. It’s very serious.”
Trump has appointed a special commission to investigate voter integrity, led by Vice President Mike Pence.