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Bored Republicans With Nothing to Do Invent a Story About Voter Fraud in New Hampshire

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Bored Republicans With Nothing to Do Invent a Story About Voter Fraud in New Hampshire

The vice chairman of the White House’s Election Integrity Commission, Kris Kobach, has nothing to do. That must be the case—why else would anyone choose to write for Breitbart? His boredom is so complete that he, along with other members of the Commission, has decided to investigate “voter fraud” in New Hampshire—despite the fact that voting experts has said there is no basis for it.

Kobach cited data released by Shawn Jasper, the speaker for the House of Representatives in New Hampshire (which, shockingly, is Republican-run), data that states of 6,540 voters that registered to vote on Election Day in November of 2016, only 1,014 had a New Hampshire driver’s license.

This data, of course, does not point to voter fraud in any way, as the Washington Post points out. WaPo actually talked to New Hampshire voters who cast their ballots with out-of-state IDs, something Kobach didn’t think to do. The vast majority were, of course, college students or recent arrivals to the state, people with driver’s licenses from another state who registered to vote in New Hampshire (a perfectly legal thing to do). Then on top of that are New Hampshire residents who don’t have a driver’s license, because not every single adult human knows how to drive.

But Kobach is apparently desperate for something to do, so he and other Election Integrity Commission members will descend on New Hampshire to get to the bottom of this non-existent scandal next week.

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