Concord, N.H. - Tonight, President Trump announced that the sham "Presidential Committee on Election Integrity," run by Obama birther, known conspiracy-theorist and Breitbart columnist Kris Kobach, is being dissolved. This comes after months of silence, scandals and reprimands by federal judges on top of pending litigation filed against it by its own members. The commission paid New Hampshire a visit in September, preceded by Kobach accusing Granite Staters of voter fraud with no evidence. The commission, of which New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner was a member, also requested private, personal voting information from all 50 states. Most states declined, but Sununu agreed to send it along to the leak-happy commission.
NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:
"New Hampshire got played. It's an absolute shame that this sham commission tried to drag the First in the Nation primary state's sterling reputation through the mud as Governor Sununu nodded his head in support. It's embarrassing that Sununu and the Secretary of State's office went along with this commission's request for voter info, putting Granite Staters' safety at risk in the process. It's despicable that the commission tried to discredit legitimate Democratic wins with zero evidence.
As we said from the outset, this commission was designed to undermine integrity in our election system and create the pretext for Republican voter disenfranchisement legislation. To that end, it succeeded in pushing through voter suppression law SB3, the first law of its kind in the Trump era and creating the pretext for HB372, a poll tax bill that passed the New Hampshire Senate today. The fact that President Trump dissolved this commission is proof that it was nothing more than a partisan tool. Hopefully Governor Sununu and any others supporting the commission are more cautious next time before engaging in Trump's reckless efforts to wield his office to disenfranchise voters."