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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:31 AM

Kris Kobach is the real fraud - By the WaPo Editorial Board

By Editorial Board September 14 at 7:07 PM

NEW HAMPSHIRE is a small state whose biggest residential college and university campuses are dominated by out-of-state students — tens of thousands of them. Under New Hampshire law, they are entitled to vote in state elections, an unremarkable and widely known fact that easily explains why several thousand ballots were cast there last November by voters who registered on Election Day using out-of-state driver’s licenses.

Yet to Kris Kobach, the de facto head of President Trump’s commission on voting integrity, those votes are somehow “proof” that an invading horde of out-of-staters took advantage of the Granite State’s same-day registration law to cast “fraudulent votes.” In fact, there’s no evidence of that.

The real fraud is Mr. Kobach himself, Kansas’s Republican secretary of state and a gubernatorial candidate, who will torture any truth, distort any data and fudge any fact in service to his long-standing goal of suppressing votes, specifically those likely to favor Democrats. Having established himself in his home state as a propagandist, he is now peddling his claptrap on the national stage.

Mr. Kobach has made a political cottage industry of such canards, of which the New Hampshire case is a telling example. His method is to cite real numbers, then draw risible and extravagantly sinister conclusions from them.

In the case of the Granite State, he cites official figures from last fall’s elections, when 6,540 voters registered to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day. Of those voters, more than 80 percent, or 5,313, had neither been issued a New Hampshire license nor registered a car in the state 10 months later. Aha, says Mr. Kobach, writing at Breitbart, the right-wing website, “now there’s proof” of fraud: “It seems that they never were bona fide residents of the State.”

In fact, when New Hampshire Public Radio examined the data earlier this year, it found that more than two-thirds of 5,900 day-of-election registrants who had out-of-state driver’s licenses lived in college towns, indicating most were students voting perfectly legally. Again, on most of the state’s biggest residential campuses, a majority of students — usually a sizable majority — are from out of state. That’s true at the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University and others.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:40 AM

1. Kick

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:30 PM

2. Kris Kobach strikes me as a future dictator of America. (eom)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:47 PM

3. After the election CNN spoke with a small group of members of his base/cult.

They were from New Hampshire and were spewing forth all the BS that they heard on RW propaganda media. They actually said that they saw bus loads of illegal voters come into their state to vote. The reporter kept pressing them for more details. Eventually it turned out that what they saw with their own eyes was a station wagon with out of state plates driving in the vicinity of a polling place. Yet, they still stuck to their story that thousands came to vote in their state illegally. Unbelievable. I had to change the channel since I was making my dog upset.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:08 PM

4. They live in a fact-resistant world and I am not sure if there is anything we can do about that.

BTW, I am very impressed that you have put up 4500+ posts in just 6 1/2 months.

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