by Ed Naile
Shouldn’t the campaign manager for Jenn Alford-Teaster be voting in New York – where she is a legal resident – not NH?
From the recent Absentee ballot requests from Manchester Ward 1:
300595392 GOPAL, VEDIKA 436 WALNUT ST 01 DEM 08/19/2020
From Vedika’s LinkedIn Page:
Campaign Manager at Jenn Alford-Teaster for NH Senate
Yonkers, New York 233 connections
Jenn Alford-Teaster for NH Senate
Jenn Alford-Teaster for NH Senate
Jun 2020 – Present 5 months
Vedika Gopal is, according to all public documents available, from Yonkers NY. To be specific, her address is that of her parents and a sister who also has campaign experience. She worked on a political campaign in Illinois.
Here is Gopal’s legal address: 230 VAN CORTLANDT PARK AVE, YONKERS, NY, 10705.
It looks like Gopal has been in NH five months for the Alford-Teaster campaign. So, what is she doing driving around in a car with NY plates? Right out in front of and in the parking spaces of 436 Walnut is a car with NY plates and a dealership emblem from – Yonkers, NH.
When they had the chance, NH Democrats in the General Court stripped the part of any official NH voter registration card where the applicant states the place they last registered/voted. That applicant statement would be immensely helpful in discovering where our new NH voters are coming from. That info is now only available to Secretary of State Bill Gardner – from 2016. He had election officials write on the checklist, the driver’s license state, the same day registrant came from. Seems we didn’t used to need that information, but really did need it, depending on who you are. There were 5,000 drive-by voters from that single General Election day in 2016.
Now, in 2020, one has to do some leg work to get simple voter information – readily available in many other states. Example: this morning I saw another Democrat campaign worker pop out of 436 Walnut and get into a Ma. registered car.
This morning, Boxborough Ma. sent me a voter history on one other 436 Walnut St. campaign worker.
A know there is another campaign worker in there because three people voted from 436 Walnut and there are three out-of-state cars parked beside the residence.
Here is the law regarding registering vehicles – when you become a legal, domiciled, resident of New Hampshire:
263:35 Nonresident Who Establishes a Residency in the State. – Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 261:44 or any other law to the contrary, any nonresident driver of a motor vehicle who holds a valid driver’s license in another jurisdiction, upon the establishment of a bona fide residency in this state, shall have a maximum of 60 days from the date his residency was established to obtain a driver’s license issued by the state of New Hampshire.
Source. RSA 261:1-a. 1979, 135:2. 1981, 146:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1982.
And if you think you can get away with using mommy’s car to campaign in another state:
259:72 Owner. – “Owner” shall mean:
For purposes of the provisions of this title relative to registration, any person holding title to a vehicle, or having exclusive right to the use thereof for a period of greater than 30 days;…
In English this means Vedika Gopal has been in NH working for Jenn Alford -Teaster since June and it looks like she is behind the eight ball in paying her car registration fee.
That leads to the next question. Since adopting her “new domicile” by voting absentee from the address of a rental unit at 436 Walnut St. in Manchester, with two other campaign workers – has she acquired a NH driver’s license? I have a friend who is moving back to NH from DC and she has to pay $400 to register her car for part of the year. And get a NH license.
Next question: Who holds the lease on the upstairs unit at 436 Walnut St? There are three non-related campaign workers staying there and using that address to vote. One of the three Democrat campaign workers has an apartment in Massachusetts with her sister. That sounds expensive for a gig like running a NH State Senate race.
Vedika Gopal has been in NH for five months and all she has done to establish a legal domicile – is nothing, from what I see.
Anyone can “establish a presence” anywhere. But to establish a domicile and vote legally requires a few extra steps more than just showing up.
NY has laws regarding residency, student residency, car registration etc.
This mess could have a simple explanation. I am waiting to hear it.