By D. Allan Kerr
The new president of the United States and the new governor of New Hampshire have both said widespread voter fraud exists in the Granite State.
A former state attorney general says the charges “are not connected to reality.”
A federal election commissioner has demanded that the White House immediately disclose whatever evidence it has to back this accusation, saying, “Allegations of this magnitude cannot be ignored.”
The reputation and integrity of New Hampshire, rightfully proud of its first-in-the-nation primary status, has been horribly tarnished. The only clear remedy is to formally investigate these claims and either restore the state’s dignity or correct an egregious wrong.
And if the allegations are indeed false, then President Chicken Liar should foot the bill for the cost of defending the state against his slanderous remarks.
Chicken Liar has claimed, both personally and through his spokespeople, that he and former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost New Hampshire during November’s voting because “thousands” of people were bused in from outside the state to cast illegal ballots.
Now, for those of you who actually believe this garbage, try to think for a moment and consider the following:
• Both Chicken Liar and Gov. Chris Sununu are Republicans.
• Kelly Ayotte is also a Republican.
• Ayotte lost her Senate seat this past November to then-Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, by less than 800 votes out of more than 725,000 total ballots.
• Republicans currently hold a slim 52-to-48 majority in the U.S. Senate – a margin so narrow, Vice President Mike Pence had to cast the deciding vote for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to win Senate confirmation by 51-to-50.
• If there is any proof that “thousands” of Democrats voted illegally in New Hampshire, don’t you think Chicken Liar and Sununu would have already launched an investigation to overturn the results and further cushion the Senate’s majority? Especially for a Republican as highly regarded and competent as Ayotte?
• Wouldn’t Chicken Liar, so eager to cast his victory as a “landslide,” leap at the chance to boost his electoral total to 310 in a state he lost by less than 3,000 votes?
• Think about it. Seriously.
Instead, when ABC’s George Stephanopoulos recently – and repeatedly – asked White House spokesman Stephen Miller to support these claims, Miller replied, “This morning on this show is not the venue for me to lay out all the evidence.” The implication, I suppose, was that there’s just so damn much he couldn’t pack it all into a three-minute interview.
But then Federal Electoral Commissioner Ellen Weintraub called on Chicken Liar to “immediately share his evidence with the public and with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities so that his allegations may be investigated promptly and thoroughly.”
“The scheme the President of the United States alleges would constitute thousands of felony criminal offenses under New Hampshire law,” she said.
During last year’s gubernatorial campaign, Sununu also said busloads of voters had been brought in from Massachusetts during previous elections. This seemed a curious thing for a would-be governor to say about his own state and, like the White House, he didn’t offer anything to back his accusation.
Based on the way things are in Washington now, I’ll guarantee that moment will be cited as “evidence” by Chicken Liar, if he ever bothers to provide any.
The governor also said he takes the White House charges seriously, though, and will “look forward to working closely with them to learn of any evidence they may have and help address any concerns that may develop from there.”
It would seem there’s no shortage of folks willing to look over any verification the White House might be willing to share to support these accusations – and if thousands of illegal voters invaded a state as small as New Hampshire, I would imagine such evidence isn’t hard to find.
So where is it?
I’ve heard nothing so far about Stephanopoulos or Weintraub or Sununu receiving any of the proof they’ve requested. Apparently, as huge a problem as illegal voting is supposed to be, it isn’t serious enough to actually require action.
Which is why New Hampshire, either thru the attorney general’s office or the legislature or whatever, needs to conduct its own investigation.
The Granite State has been insulted and has to defend its honor. If the White House still isn’t forthcoming with evidence, then subpoenas can be issued.
But why would that even be necessary?
Isn’t Chicken Liar the guy who’s always complaining that the media doesn’t like to print the truth? Here’s a golden opportunity to shine the light.
And again, with New Hampshire being such a small state, it should be a perfect case study to support his claim of such fraud throughout the country, to the tune of 5 million illegal Hillary voters.
Hopefully, Sununu will hold these folks accountable for their slander rather than letting it slide, like so many other false statements coming out of that camp. Personally, I’m getting a little tired of this all-talk, no-action bullshit.
Either step up or shut up.
D. Allan Kerr is currently watching out for Russian submarines off the Kittery, Maine, coastline.
(February 18, 2017)