01-28-2014 News

Caitlin Ann Legacki.  Remember her?  She is the vote stealer outed by Coaition of New Hampshire Taxpayers Chairman Ed Naile on Girard at Large last Wednesday for voting from an address in Manchester the same day a YouTube video showed her giving an interview from the campaign headquarters of Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri on election night in two thousand twelve.  Turns out the former aide to our very own Jeanne Shaheen Healthcare Machine is not only registered to vote in the Queen City, she’s also registered in North Carolina, and in Missouri from where she also voted in two thousand twelve.  While she claims to have not voted in New Hampshire since two thousand eight in a Twitter exchange with Girard at Large, the box next to her name is clearly checked off on the voter checklist.  City Clerk Matthew Normand noted that while the box next to her name was checked off, her name was not physically crossed off as is the practice, raising doubt over whether or not she actually voted.  He can’t rule out, however, that someone with a fake I D voted in her name.  As far fetched as that might seem, one might do well to remember that Legacki was registered at an address containing many folks who were really out of state residents at the time they voted in the oh twelve elections.  None of them, by the way, will be affected by the voter checklist purge we reported the city will start in just two days.  The only people subject to removal are the eighty two hundred who haven’t voted once since two thousand eight.  In response to our inquiry Normand said that twenty two hundred, more than a quarter of those slated to be removed, were same day registrants in two thousand eight.  Regardless of what you believe did or didn’t happen with Caitlin Ann Legacki‘s vote, one thing’s for sure; New Hampshire’s voter system is easily abused because it doesn’t mandate any proof of identity or address be provided at the time of registration or at the time of voting and those who sign the purple piece of paper saying “trust me, I am who I say I am and I live where I say I live” are hidden, by law, from public view, so there is no accountability.  This must change if our elections are to have integrity.  And don’t you think for a moment that this is confined to the Queen City or Caitlin Ann Legacki.  We’ve exposed dozens of such voter fraud instances with Ed Naile on this show and will continue to do so until and unless the legislature protects the principle that those who vote here will be subject to the actions of those elected here.

News from our own backyard continues after this.

The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester will lead a three day pilgrimage to Québec City from July sixteenth through the eighteenth to celebrate the three hundred fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Parish of Notre-Dame de Québec, the “mother parish” of all the Catholic parishes of Canada and the United States.  This pilgrimage will include a candlelight procession to the Cathedral, a visit to the Shrine of Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre, and guided sightseeing tours, culminating in a celebration of Holy Mass with Cardinal-designate Gérald C. Lacroix, a former Manchester resident and graduate of  Trinity High School.  The pilgrimage is being sponsored by the Diocese of Manchester.  Those interested in joining the pilgrimage must register by March fifteenth.  You can register or learn more by visiting Catholic N H Dot org backslash pilgrimage.  We’ve linked to it from this newscast at Girard at Large dot com.  The Bishop says all are welcome.

The Manchester Police Department will be hosting a free Law Enforcement Seminar in preparation for its upcoming entry-level police exam on March twenty second. The seminar will be held on the evening of Monday, February twenty fourth from 6 to 9 in room 2 0 6 of the Academic Center Building at Southern New Hampshire University.  Everyone is invited and no registration is required.  The cops will discuss requirements for the test, the testing process, the hiring process and how to prepare for the exam.  Any questions about the seminar or exam should be directed to Officer Carl Accorto at 7 9 2 5 4 5 2.

Candidates continue to file for offices in towns throughout the region and state, not that you can find much of it on any town Web site.  In Goffstown, Planning Board Chairman John Hikel has filed for reelection, fueling speculation that the recent conflict of interest attacks on him are politically motivated.  We’ll have more on that later this morning.  Planning Board member Mark Warden also filed for reelection.  And, looks like there will be a battle for the seat vacated by longtime Selectman Phil D’Avanza as Budget Committee Chairman Peter Georgantas joined State Rep. John Burt in filing for the seat.  While we haven’t been able to find anything online showing who’s filed for what seat, we’re told town clerks are posting the filings in a timely manner on the walls of their office lobbies so the public can wander in and see who’s signed up.  Ummm, I’m thinking they should contact Manchester City Clerk Matt Normand about how and why to post filings as they happen online.  Just sayin’.

That’s news from our own backyard, Girard at Large hour___ is straight ahead!