Democrats Condemn Republican Vote to Suppress Voter’s Rights
Concord, NH – Representative David Cote, Democratic Policy Leader on the House Election Law Committee, issued the following statement after the Republican majority voted to pass SB 289, the voter ID bill.
“The integrity of the voting system in New Hampshire will be compromised with this legislation. The law could be used to target voters such as college students, low-income residents and our elderly citizens in order to intimidate them and suppress their vote,” stated Representative David Cote.
“Voter fraud is not a problem in NH. Citizens must prove their identity when they register to vote. Voting is the most fundamental constitutional right of our citizens and the legislature should only pass laws that insure that everyone who is qualified to vote is able to vote.”
“I believe that passage of this bill will result in chaos at the polls, and is unnecessary.”