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NHDP Statement: NH Republicans push yet another bogus voter suppression bill

Concord, N.H. - Today, the Concord Monitor reported that Republican members of the House Election Law committee are contemplating further expanding voter fraud penalties in the 2018 legislative session. Last month, the Hillsborough County South Superior Court struck down the penalty provision of voter suppression law SB3, stripping the law of its teeth. Despite lengthy, controversial, and successful efforts to pass these disenfranchising voter suppression laws, Republicans are gearing up to do it again in 2018. SB3 will face a full review in court with hearings starting this month. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "Suppressing eligible voters has become a perennial hobby for New Hampshire Republicans. This year's proposed version of baseless voter suppression legislation proves just how keen they are on solving a phantom problem with no evidence. No matter how many absurd laws they pass and despite being rebuffed by the courts, Republicans will keep introducing legislation to narrow the voting pool in their favor. Governor Sununu and President Trump care more about scaring away their opponents' voters than passing evidence-based legislation. We will not stand for these bogus stunts. Instead, we intend to defeat SB3 in the courts and ensure every voter has a voice in our democracy."


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