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Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Considers Using Gun Background Checks for Elections

Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Considers Using Gun Background Checks for Elections

The voter registration process in the Granite State is viewed as problematic by New Hampshire Speaker of the House Shawn Jasper, who says that with his state's same-day registration - along with the fact that new residents are allowed two months to get state license - an overwhelming majority of those who registered to vote on Election day have still not officially done so yet, according to Townhall.

In the September 7 article, Kobach said out-of-state voters "likely" changed - through voter fraud - the outcome of New Hampshire's 2016 U.S. Senate race, in which Democrat Maggie Hassan unseated incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte by fewer than 800 votes.

In the presidential race, Clinton defeated Donald Trump in New Hampshire by 2,736 votes.

That scheme had national implications, Kobach wrote - the Senate failed to repeal Obamacare by one vote.

But Dunlap eviscerated Kobach's claims during the commission meeting.

This sentiment that facts were manipulated to keep Democrats from voting - and to make progressives look bad - was also reciprocated by State Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn.

In the lead up to the commission's meeting in New Hampshire this Tuesday, Kris Kobach, the commission's chairman, penned an op-ed for Breitbart News in which he recycled a legend well known in MA and New Hampshire politics.

"Strangely, the issue of Russian tampering in our elections has not been a focus of the commission". "Primarily, you have a right to vote".

That leaves the panel free to operate, for now, collecting stories and studies of voter fraud.

Many people, for various reasons, choose not to go to the DMV to get a new license upon moving to a new state, most commonly, college students from out-of-state who live on campus and don't drive. The proof was that they registered to vote using out-of-state IDs. "(The places where out-of-state licenses were used most frequently were all college towns.) The fraud Kobach cited was nothing of the sort".

Third, even if people are living and driving in New Hampshire without a driver's license, this does not mean they have committed voter fraud. "And that's not the case in Kansas", says Democracy advocate Jane Byrnes, among the group gathered in Wichita Tuesday. Gupta also argues in the piece that "Instead of looking for ways to restrict the vote, which is the unspoken mission of the commission, we should be looking for ways to expand the vote".

The "voter fraud commission", as it's commonly called, is actually not charged with finding instances of voter fraud, according to the executive order that outlines its goal.

"Making this equation that somehow people not updating their driver's license is an indicator of voter fraud would be nearly as absurd as saying, 'If you have a cash in your wallet, you've robbed a bank, '" Dunlap told his fellow panelists meeting Kobach's assertions were made in a recent article in former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's Brietbart News, a white nationalist-aligned news outlet where he is now a paid columnist. They worry that the 12-member panel is stacked with members who believe that voter fraud is extensive and will use its conclusions to push for more restrictive voter laws.

The charge was leveled Thursday by Kris Kobach, the Republican secretary of state in Kansas, the commission's vice chairman and, most recently, columnist for the website Breitbart News.

Indeed, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in her new book reportedly blames part of her election loss on voter ID laws that she said prevented her supporters from turning out at the polls.

He added: "I think it's really reckless to make an allegation like that based on how I know licenses are issued around the country and how elections are conducted".

Popper, the director of Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project, has threatened to sue states and counties unless they purged their voter rolls of supposedly ineligible voters. To address this nonissue, Republican state legislatures have passed dozens of photo ID requirements potentially disenfranchising millions of voters.