by Ed Naile
Voter suppression is another term pro-illegal voting activist in New Hampshire use to defend their stealing of elections. It sounds awful but is it true?
“Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from voting. It is distinguished from political campaigning in that campaigning attempts to change likely voting behavior by changing the opinions of potential voters through persuasion and organization.”
Stopping New Hampshire’s long-standing policy of letting non-citizens vote is not true “voter suppression.” Our election officials and AG’s Office claim we must let people from other states vote here because our laws are confusing. I guess claiming you can’t understand simple language isn’t a crime.
On the other hand. When the AG’s Office says our laws are confusing but somehow, they come up with complicated schemes to promote out of state voting, one has to wonder.
So far, beyond pretending they don’t know out-of-state voting is illegal, the most egregious thing the NH AG’s Office has done is issue memorandums that seem to help out-of-state voters register and vote here.
One memorandum the AG’s Office sent to each election official in recent General Elections says that no one attempting to vote shall be turned away.
Another sent in 2004 said that anyone improperly challenging out-of-state voters could be arrested. That puts a damper on anyone who knows who flimsy and interchangeable the definitions of words and phrases are in our state. A voter’s right to vote is equal to his right to challenge.
Letting and almost encouraging out-of-state, unqualified, voters is more like “disenfranchisement” of lawful citizen’s votes – not voter suppression.
See what you think:
Definition of disenfranchise, Merriam/Webster, transitive verb
“to deprive of a franchise, of a legal right, or of some privilege or immunity; especially: to deprive of the right to vote disenfranchising the poor and elderly.”
When a person, not a citizen on equal footing with all others, is allowed special privileges, such as voting, it waters down the vote of a lawful resident, depriving him of his lawful vote.
When an out-of-state college student uses a temporary residence in New Hampshire to vote without establishing a domicile – he has disenfranchised a New Hampshire citizen. That out-of-state student has a perfect right to vote absentee in his home state – his vote is not suppressed in the other state nor is he disenfranchised.
The most recent case of voter suppression I know of was when vote thief Carl Robert Gibson used a fake email to alert the media, right before the election, that he, posing as candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey in a special House election, was withdrawing from the race. He did this willfully and knowing, with a history of such fake email activity, to suppress the turnout in that election.
Here is how seriously our NH Attorney General’s Office takes voter suppression.
They let him plead to forgery not an election law violation.
The next time you hear cries of “voter suppression” from some progressive – remind him of this.