Skip to comments.N.H. Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of voter residency bill
Posted on 07/13/2018 9:06:42 PM PDT by bitt
A fiercely contested bill to make residency a condition of voting in New Hampshire was determined by the state Supreme Court to be constitutional Thursday, in a major ruling that clears its approval by Gov. Chris Sununu.
In a 3-2 ruling, the court found that the bill, House Bill 1264, is not a burden on the right to vote, but rather a means to better organize state laws in order to place voters and residents on equal footing as New Hampshire citizens.
The courts decision, which came without warning, now sets up a high-stakes choice for Sununu. On Thursday afternoon, hours after the court weighed in, the bill passed from Senate President Chuck Morses desk over to the governors office. That set in motion a constitutionally mandated five-day countdown; Sununu must decide by Tuesday whether to veto, sign or let pass without signature a law he has taken varying positions on in the last seven months.
In a terse statement Thursday, Sununu declined to show his cards.
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The 2016 vote could have added 4 more electoral votes for DJT and Senator Ayotte could have retained her seat if this new electoral law had been in force.
Makes sense to this New Hampshire guy!
Hillary stole this state in college towns like Keene. A few thousand votes can swing this state easily. This is a sane law that should be signed in a flash.
Why in God’s name would Governor Sununu have any reservations of signing this legislation into law?
did you hear Sununu on with Howie yesterday? Didn’t sound like he had any qualms about signing this bill...
When I was a college student, in New Hampshire, as an out of stater, I and other like me, could ONLY vote in our home states, by absentee ballots...NOT in New Hampshire! So this is not a “new” nor crazy idea, considering the fact that it is well known that now anyone is allowed ( even bused in people, who vote there and also in their home states! ) to cast votes there, thus diluting the state voters’ votes.
you need to show a NH license, or car insurance registered in state, or state ID, etc., now, to vote same day.. in effect 2019, if signed.. hopefully not the bogus ‘utilities bill’ proof...
The Massachusetts Libs have been messing up the New Hampshire voting for decades! Its about time that changed!
Back, before the FLOOD, when I was in college, you had to prove that you were a REGISTERED, IN STATE voter, to vote in N.H.! Being a student did NOT count and people weren't bused in!
“A fiercely contested bill to make residency a condition of voting in New Hampshire ...”
How insane is that ?!!!
And 3-2 ruling? Beyond insane.
“The Massachusetts Libs have been messing up the New Hampshire voting for decades! Its about time that changed!”
Massachussetts has been the “Hub of Liberal $hit Distribution” for fifty years. The next wall Trump needs to commission is around this $hit hole State!
I dont know how liberal N.H. state lawmakers are, so I cannot say that repealing the 16th and ill-conceived 17th Amendments would ultimately make N.H. citizens better off, but thats the idea.
I admit I dont know the details, but I hope it does not impact the militarypersonnels right to vote in their previous stateside residence.
Well, if this passes, the “blue wave” takes another hit.
Is he a RINO. They seem to have reservations about pretty much everything.
>> residency a condition of voting
The Democrat Thug Party despises the taxpaying residents.
College students live with their parents in THEIR home. A college dorm or apartment is NOT HOME.
Time for people to grow up and get sane again.
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