NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote on SB3 is the latest attempt by Republicans to strip Granite Staters of their voting rights. This bill cynically targets the most vulnerable citizens whose lives aren’t neat and tidy enough to fit Republicans’ narrow idea of who should be eligible to vote in our state. SB3 would even require some domestic violence victims to seek the approval of their abuser in order to vote.
This bill erodes the rights of eligible voters as part of a larger strategy by Republicans across the country to win elections by suppressing the vote of students, the elderly, and low income citizens. For the last three months, Governor Sununu and President Trump have peddled an absurd lie about voter fraud that is designed to weaken faith in our voting system, while presenting absolutely zero evidence that voter fraud is taking place. At best, this bill is a solution in search of a problem. At worst, SB3 is a cynical maneuver to make it harder for New Hampshire citizens to vote.”