(Reuters) – A New Hampshire judge on Monday put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof of residency when they register, saying it would lengthen lines at polling places and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots.
about this on September 8, 2017 following an investigation into voter fraud by President Trump’s appointee, Kris Kobach.
Those 5,313 votes were more than enough to change the outcome of the election between then incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte and her challenger, Democrat Maggie Hassan. Hassan’s margin of victory was 1,017 votes.
Democrat stronghold Massachusetts is only a short drive up I-95.
Consider how unimportant John McCain’s vote against repealing Obamacare would’ve been.
The new law does not require proof of address when voting, it only requires proof of address when registering. And the burden of proving the address is correct can be delayed up to 10 after the election.
Yet activist Justice Kenneth C. Brown f the Hillsborough Superior Court Northern District wrote:
“Where the law threatens to disenfranchise an individual’s right to vote, the only viable remedy is to enjoin its enforcement.”
Justice Brown neatly sidestepped the issue of voter eligibility entirely. And his ruling that the process would slow down voting on the day of the election doesn’t square with the wording of the law.
According to the Nashua Telegraph:
The provisions of SB 3, however, require new voters to prove they either live in New Hampshire, or are domiciled in New Hampshire. Domicility is the concept used in New Hampshire law to describe out-of-state college students who attend school in New Hampshire, and are legally allowed to vote in Granite State elections.
If those new voters lack the required documents, such as a utility bill or a letter from their college stating where they live for the school year, they will have 10 days after the election to provide the documents to avoid potential criminal penalties.
Absent an agenda that serves the American people, Democrats can’t win without lies, false accusations, and voter fraud.