For Immediate Release: July 6, 2017
Contact: Patrick Hynes, 202-321-5310
Statement from NH GOP Chair Jeanie Forrester on Democrat’s Hypocrisy
Concord – Throughout the last week, the New Hampshire Democratic Party has been excessively hypocritical regarding the release of voter information to the Federal Commission on Election Integrity. Since 2003, the New Hampshire Democratic Party has raised at least $400,000 for selling voter information. NH GOP Chair Jeanie Forrester released the following statement regarding Democratic hypocrisy:
“In 2007, New Hampshire Democrats fought specifically for the right to sell voter data they had bought from the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office and expanded with more specific information regarding each voter. Every major Democratic Presidential campaign in 2007, including the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, purchased this data from the New Hampshire Democratic Party for $65,000.”
“Despite having the same party chair in Ray Buckley since the data was sold in 2007, New Hampshire Democrats now apparently do not believe anyone should make use of the voter data. Cries that the data is too sensitive and personal for it to be shared are abundant on New Hampshire Democratic Twitter feeds.”
“New Hampshire Secretary of State and lifelong Democratic party member Bill Gardner is a member of the commission to investigate voter fraud. The commission needs the voter data in order to ensure integrity in our elections. If there truly is no fraud, what are the New Hampshire Democrats so worried about?
Ward praises signing of Croydon bill into law
Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 8, the Croydon Bill, into law during an event held at the Croydon Village School. Senator Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard), prime sponsor of the legislation, was in attendance and issued the following statement after the signing:
“I am pleased that today Governor Chris Sununu has signed critical legislation into law that will provide students living in a town without a public school to have the opportunity to attend a public or private accredited school of their choosing in another community,” said Senator Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard), prime sponsor of the legislation. “I would like to thank all of the advocates, parents and community members for their hard work and dedication to seeing that students in the town of Croydon and across the state have the opportunity to choose an education at another school that best suits their needs.”
“This bill will have an immeasurable, positive effect for students in the town of Croydon, which does not have its own public school beyond fourth grade, and many other communities faced with the same challenge in New Hampshire and I am pleased to see it become law,” Ward added.