Please, Democratic candidates for president, you’re her only hope! Sen. Jean Shaheen of New Hampshire is calling on all the 2020 hopefuls to raise their voices in opposition to the voter suppression efforts going on in her state.
I am asking every Presidential candidate to stand up for the tens of thousands of young Granite Staters who could lose the right to vote because of a new voter suppression law in NH. Let's send a message to anyone seeking to subvert voting rights. pic.twitter.com/8sAiuMsXtk
— Jeanne Shaheen (@JeanneShaheen) April 22, 2019
“A new voter suppression law means tens of thousands of young people could lose their right to vote. They are being disenfranchised by photo ID requirements, arbitrary challenges to residency, and unfounded allegations of fraud,” she writes. So yes, once again photo ID is being called voter suppression.
How is it voter suppression to verify someone's domicile? An illegal vote cancels out a legal vote, that's suppression in and of itself
— Kyle Raccio (@kyleraccio) April 22, 2019
So…. voter id laws… are the students not required to obtain ids for the school they attend? Have the students established residency in the city and state in which they are attempting to vote? This is not voter suppression…. this is a law in all the states that I know of..
— Jay Anderson (@JayAnde58978074) April 22, 2019
Problem is asking voters prove residency isn't an attack on Granite Staters Senator and you know it. Out of state students should not be voting in NH elections and don't tell us it doesn't happen.
— Kathi (@ksmoola1) April 22, 2019
You're not a "granite stater" if you're here for a semester taking classes, and return "home" during breaks.
This doesn't disqualify residents, just visitors.
Those that have a vested interest should be more important than those here for the blink of an eye.
— Brad Christie (@bradachristie) April 22, 2019
An outright lie. Having out-of-state residents obtain absentee ballots from the state that they're *actual legal residents of* is not "losing the right to vote"… it's called obeying a ballot law designed to assure that people aren't voting twice.
— Sirhan Lohan (@Sirhan_Lohan) April 22, 2019
I call BS.
Students are supposed to vote where they LIVE, not where they attend school. Just like I did.
Are you going to give them all in-state tuition b/c they live there? NO.
You want the students to give you a majority. That's it in a nutshell.
— Recommended (@Recomme11698942) April 22, 2019
Stupid Weak argument you have
ID is required for everything, everybody has ID, or else you could not function in society
Who doesn’t have ID? Undocumented immigrants?
Dems only oppose voter ID because voter misbehavior benefits Dems
— VinMan (@VinMane59) April 22, 2019
Yes… those pesky ID's.
Can you tell me how these young people are unable to obtain ID's, but can go to college to run businesses?
— Your Mom (@YourServiceYW) April 22, 2019
"arbitrary challenges to residency"? Voter ID would clear that up in seconds.
— Pom Mom (@Pommom1121) April 22, 2019
Jeanne Sheehan wants out of state students to continue to vote in NH, which cancels out the votes of genuine NH residents. Why? Because she knows that most students will vote Dem. She is not looking out for New Hampshire residents but rather Democrat power
— Shadow Mensch (@HappyManor) April 22, 2019
You want college kids to be able to vote in two states because you know college kids have been indoctrinated into your stupid beliefs
— Robert edinger (@Robertedinger2) April 22, 2019
Are you kidding with this nonsense??
Are you people reading this??
Asking for Photo ID and actually requiring someone to LIVE IN THE STATE WHERE THEY VOTE is tantamount to “voter suppression?”
Lady, give me a break.
— PugsBucsGOP ❌ (@PugsBucsGOP) April 22, 2019
Fine for national elections. Not state and local elections though. It's not voter suppression, it's integrity of the votes. Unless you don't care about election interference now? Valid ID should be required.
— CKSoul (@CaseyCole_33) April 22, 2019
How is following the laws and rules voter supression? Make sure you meet all requirements and vote where you are supposed to vote. It's not that difficult.
— tweetytweeter (@tweetytweeter61) April 22, 2019
Gee Jeanne, that just might effect the DNC and your chances of re election. That's a real head pounder for you.
— Alex Lemas (@AlexLemas) April 22, 2019
At least two presidential candidates that we know of have heeded her call to stop voter suppression in New Hampshire. Andrew Yang also wants to lower the voting age to 16:
Thank you Jeanne – agree that changing the rules to make it harder for college students to vote is the wrong direction. We should be encouraging young people to vote where they prefer and even lower the voting age to 16. The more young people who are engaged the better. ???
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) April 22, 2019
Pete Buttigieg also doesn’t want young people’s votes suppressed by unrealistic expectations like photo ID:
Count me in! Young U.S. citizens seeking to exercise their civic rights and responsibilities should be encouraged, not suppressed. https://t.co/CKQsG9gSBk
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 22, 2019
AG_Conservative sets fire to the idea that voter suppression in Georgia cost Stacey Abrams the race https://t.co/OiA3wylpTa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 17, 2018