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NHGOP Turns Up Voter ID Heat

Republican Party, knocking Democrats, adopts resolution supporting voter ID.

The state Republican Party is keeping the heat on proposed voter ID legislation a week after conservative activist James O'Keefe infiltrated New Hampshire Primary polls with phony voters to ask for ballots of .

The Republican State Committee's executive committee has adopted a resolution that sounds like a pre-emptive attack on any Democrat who may oppose a proposed voter ID bill in New Hampshire. Wayne MacDonald, state Republican Party chairman, said in a press release:

"Voters should be outraged by the recent reports of voter fraud in New Hampshire, and the action taken by the NH GOP reflects the frustration many people across our state are feeling. It’s a shame that Governor Lynch and Democrats in the legislature have insisted that no problem exists and in the past have opposed efforts that would strengthen our laws. More than thirty states, both blue and red, already have voter ID requirements on the books and, given our First-in-the-Nation Primary role, we should too. We must do all that we can to stamp out voter fraud while ensuring that voters get to fairly exercise one of their most fundamental rights. Protecting the integrity of our elections is fundamental to our democracy.”

states without voter ID as a requirement for qualified residents to receive a ballot. The state Legislature passed a voter ID bill last year, but Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat, vetoed it. In his veto message in June 2011, Lynch said .

An earlier version of that 2011 bill Democrats. The 2012 effort picks up steam when a voter ID bill gets a hearing Jan. 24. Some Democrats have argued that a voter ID requirement would deter some voters, particularly low-income and minority voters. Republicans calling for a voter ID law counter that ID is required for some otherwise routine life matters, such as picking up prescriptions at the pharmacy, driving and boarding a plane.

Paul Mercury January 19, 2012 at 05:24 AM
From BlueHampshire.com: ("Bully" refers to Speaker O'Brien, who has a reputation for being a bully). "Bully's sure been busy now that the session is in full swing. So busy, in fact, you'd think he wouldn't have the time to act as a production consultant with James O'Keefe, conservative activist, pretend journalist and Mama's Boy (what else do you call a 27-year-old male son who still lives at home, nicely ensconced in Mom-and-Pop's North Jersey manse, Snitcherinos?) Turns out Jimmy the Jerk, a convicted felon BTW, gave Bully a heads up on his little voter fraud skit. Explains why Bully was all set with his righteous indignation sound bites for Channel 9 after the video magically appeared."
ForThePeople January 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM
"http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/signal/real-reason-no-one-impersonates-dead-voters-high-155606178.html" "The real reason no one impersonates dead voters: High risk, little benefit" by David Rothschild. This is an excellent article to read for anyone who would assert that there is rampant voter fraud. I hope we can move on, call this for what it is (Republican fear mongering), and leave the Voter ID bill in the trash where it belongs.
Paul Mercury January 21, 2012 at 06:22 AM
I saw this too, and posted on a different thread. Those who really should read it are most likely to ignore it, IMO.
LJoel Hackbart January 30, 2012 at 04:45 AM
I am so glad you now see yourself as defending the honor of president Obama!!! An amazing transformation. Remember these are the same republicans that go around trying to link the occupy movement with president Obama.
LJoel Hackbart January 30, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Using [the nonexistent] "Voter fraud" line of B.S. to commit the far, far, far more devastating crime "Election fraud" . Shameful.

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