by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
On the heels of a repeal of the voter ID law in New Hampshire, there are growing calls to review who is eligible to cast a ballot in the Granite State.
Exceptions are in place for nonresidents who are students, but when it comes to the domicile requirement, some wonder if the system is being abused.
Election Day is always big in New Hampshire, and in the months leading up the general election last year, Alana Biden the vice president’s niece, worked on the campaign of President Barack Obama in the Granite State.
Biden voted on Election Day by swearing in an affidavit that her domicile was in Manchester. After the election, she left the state and moved to New York, according to her LinkedIn profile.
State Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-District 21, has eight people registered to vote under her single-family address in Portsmouth. Several of them came to New Hampshire to work on campaigns for various periods of time and voted in elections before moving on.
When asked about the legitimacy of their domicile status, Clark said:
“By and large, the young people who stayed with me were committed to New Hampshire, but given their age, whether they intended to stay is impossible to predict.”
Do you believe the senator? I didn’t think so.