Schumer: Democrats Working to Disband 'Nasty Solution' Voter Fraud Commission

Schumer: Democrats Working to Disband 'Nasty Solution' Voter Fraud Commission

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".

Numerous presenters at the event represented organizations that claim to have documented extensive voter fraud, including the Judicial Watch Election Integrity Project, Simpatico Software Systems, the Heritage Foundation and the Crime Prevention Research Center. The effect of the commission will invariably be to call for new legislation making it harder to vote.

"New Hampshire faces risks that other states do not face", Kobach said. It has been used to justify discriminatory voter ID laws, to block same-day voter registration and vote-by-mail proposals and to explain how Donald Trump managed to win the electoral college while losing the popular vote by millions during the 2016 presidential campaign.

At the commission's second public meeting, Kris Kobach, the panel's vice chairman and Kansas' secretary of state, defended a claim he made last week that it was "highly likely" that votes cast by nonresidents of the state influenced the result, a charge that New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, a member of the commission, dismissed.

The session comes less than week after commission co-chairman and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach charged in a column on conservative news site Breitbart that voter fraud in the Granite State may account for Democrat Maggie Hassan's extremely narrow senate victory last November over incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte.

"New Hampshire is the ideal place for our first substantive meeting", said Kobach, whose visit to the state comes on the heels of statements he made questioning the validity of recent New Hampshire elections. But New Hampshire law allows people such as students and military personnel to live in the state for voting purposes and be a resident of another state for driver's licensing purposes.

As of August 30, about 15 percent (1,014 of the voters) had been issued New Hampshire driver's licenses. He said under state election law, domiciled residents don't have to obtain a New Hampshire driver's license.

"That is something that we all need to stay focused on, and this - I hope we all learn from this", Gardner said of Kobach's column. From this alone, he claims the election was tainted because these people must not have been eligible to vote in New Hampshire (he also purports to be able to divine which candidate they voted for). The order, however, has been met with lawsuits and controversy, including the decision by many states not to provide the commission with voter roll data.

That's a problem, the panel's critics say, because the day's lineup appears created to fuel many commission members' desire for restrictive voting laws - including voter identification requirements, strict limitations on same-day voter registration and more. Who might be the kind of person who would drive in another state, then move to New Hampshire and stop driving?

That tracks with one of the other reports filed in the public comments with the voter commission.

In the presidential race, Clinton defeated Donald Trump in New Hampshire by 2,736 votes. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation and one of the members of the voter commission.

A Texas election judge said that when he asked one voter to show his ID, the man whipped out his green card, signaling he was a legal immigrant but not a citizen and shouldn't have been voting at all.

This past Friday, all four members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation called on Gardner to step down from the panel.

Opponents included Democrats like Jason Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state who chairs the Democratic National Committee's commission against the Trump panel. Indeed, the commission could use the data to create a national voter database for the first time in USA history, and it could be used to unlawfully purge voters with identical names and birth dates.

"You have Republicans generally worrying about ineligible people voting and Democrats largely thinking Republicans are just imagining things.it might be a solution that pleases both sides", he said. Tuesday's meeting is the commission's second but its first outside Washington, D.C.

The Kansas Republican, who is also running for governor, has essentially led the commission's first two meetings.

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