NHDP Statement: Trump's sham Election Integrity Commission plans a visit to New Hampshire
Concord, N.H. - Today, WMUR reported that President Trump's Commission on Election Integrity will be hosting their next meeting in New Hampshire at St. Anselm's New Hampshire Institute of Politics on September 12th. The commission is run by popular-vote denier Chris Kobach and has requested private, personal information of voters across the country, which was promptly rebuffed by the vast majority of states.
NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:
"Trump's Election Integrity commission is about as welcome in New Hampshire as his offensive comments about the state. Granite Staters are still seething from Governor Sununu's willingness to part with our personal information, giving it to a leak-happy White House without knowing how they'll use it. This Trump commission is not in keeping with New Hampshire's Live Free or Die spirit of privacy. Worse yet, Sununu and New Hampshire Republicans have spread lies about voter fraud to create fear and uncertainty about the integrity of our elections. These debunked lies have led to SB 3, a voter suppression law based on a 'belief' of voter fraud with zero evidence.
Yesterday, we filed a lawsuit to protect Granite Staters voting rights from President Trump, Governor Sununu and this sham of a commission designed to soothe the president's fragile ego. The commission is further delegitimized by its leader, who, like Trump, doesn't believe Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote. Sununu and New Hampshire Republicans should be embarrassed to support such a commission. The Trump administration should know that their voter suppression tactics will not be tolerated in the proud First in the Nation Primary state."