The University of New Hampshire Survey Center released a new poll today titled “APPROVAL OF HASSAN AND LEGISLATURE HIGH, NH SUPPORTIVE OF VOTER ID”. Contrary to the lies the New Hampshire Democrat Party has been spewing since Voter ID became an issue, the majority of Granite Staters, a whopping 65%, want Voter ID. This shouldn’t actually be a surprise for anyone. Surveys across the country have been saying the same thing but apparently the wishes of mere voters aren’t important to Democrats.
From the survey:
New Hampshire’s Voter ID law has been a recent source of controversy. The Republican controlled – legislature passed a Voter ID bill in June 2012 over Governor Lynch’s veto. Last month, Democrats and Republicans reached a compromise to keep the law, but included provisions such as allowing student IDs to be included as valid identification.
NH residents strongly support requiring voters to show an ID to vote – 65% say an ID should be required to vote [emphasis added], 26% don’t
think an ID should be required and 9% don’t know. Large majorities of Republicans (85%) and Independents (76%) support
requiring an ID to vote while a plurality of Democrats (50%) oppose.
42% of Democrats believe New Hampshire should have Voter ID while 8% “don’t know”. That leaves Democrats split down the middle. Maybe if the Democrat Party didn’t continually lie about Voter ID, more Democrats would be for it. Their mantra is “repeat a lie and eventually our members will believe it.”
It’s clear that New Hampshire should have Voter ID laws because that is what the majority (by a huge margin) wants. The Republican Senate made a mistake in catering to Democrats by allowing student IDs to be valid proof given the number of students who vote in New Hampshire but don’t live here permanently. These students can vote absentee ballot at home (where they return on breaks and in the summer and again after they graduate). If we have this many students “pretend” living here, they would be getting resident rates for tuition would they not?
Voter ID is just the beginning of solving issues with New Hampshire’s voter laws. Given the recent discoveries of numerous out-of-state campaign workers voting in the Granite State, it’s time to take a serious look at the laws. New Hampshire voters deserve integrity in elections. They work hard and love their state. It simply isn’t fair or democratic that out-of-state students and campaign workers skew elections and then leave actual residents to clean up the mess.
At least now the push for Voter ID has been justified. Clearly only one party is interested in what the voters of New Hampshire want and it’s not the Democrat Party.