Senators Shaheen, Hassan Respond to Latest Attempt by President Trump's Voting Commission to Mislead the Public

September 07, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the latest attempt by Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of President Trump's voting commission, to mislead the public:

"It has been clear since its inception that President Trump's voting commission is an attempt to grossly mislead voters and lay the groundwork for broad-scale, politically motivated voter suppression. Now, the head of President Trump's misguided commission is using deceiving and irrelevant data to rehash the same false claims that have been debunked time and again by independent analysis and members of both parties in New Hampshire. The law clearly states that college students and other New Hampshire residents can vote without a New Hampshire ID, and these false partisan claims are deliberately twisting the facts. Secretary Gardner's association with this partisan commission risks tarnishing his long legacy of fighting for the New Hampshire Primary and promoting voter participation, and it would be in keeping with his distinguished record to immediately relinquish any role with this commission."