A former ACORN employee who pleaded guilty in 2010 to voter registration fraud-related charges is agitating against legislation to prevent voter registration fraud.
These days Amy Busefink is deputy director of George Soros-funded Project Vote, which routinely lobbies against voter fraud prevention laws.
“We deserve a Legislature and governor willing to defend the integrity of our elections.”
Under threat of veto by Democrat Governor Maggie Hassan, who’s rejected all previous efforts to address “drive-by voting” in New Hampshire, state senators killed a compromise bill that would have established a minimal 10-day residency requirement for new voters. Via the Union Leader:
You only have a right to vote where you actually live. And lawmakers have a responsibility to legislate how such a “domicile” is defined, and many states require new voters to establish roots for 10 to 30 days before an election…
In February, a pair of Bernie Sanders staffers registered to vote using the campaign’s address. Allowing out-of-state voters to cast ballots in New Hampshire, based solely on their state of mind, steals votes from Granite Staters.
More voter fraud in New Hampshire: Manchester resident Derek Castonguay admitted he “knowingly gave his previous addresses to election officials in Windham and Salem so he could vote in those two towns on Election Day 2014.”
A bill to prevent “drive-by voting” by non-residents was vetoed by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan.
Supporters say it would end “drive-by voting” by people who are in the state for a short period of time and who intend to move on but vote in an election, such as political campaign workers or consultants. Under the bill, a person would have to be a resident of the state for at least 30 days before he or she could vote in an election.
The state has long had same-day voter registration in order to avoid “motor-voter” requirements mandated by the federal government, and the bill would upend that system, Hassan said.
SB 179 “has the full support of New Hampshire’s official on voting laws, Secretary of State William Gardner, who says it will protect the state from voter fraud and drive-by voting without infringing on an individual’s right to vote.”
House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan, R-Brookline, also supports SB 179, because “citizens should have a reasonable expectation that their vote will not be cancelled out by temporary visitors. Under our existing laws our doors are still technically open for people with little intent on staying here to participate in (the presidential) primary. That seems unfair to most people.”