We publish, in full, this Letter to the Editor from Ed Naile, Chairman of the Coalition of NH Taxpayers in support of HB620, which would require NH to participate in the Interstate Crosscheck Program.
There is a national program that identifies duplicate names of registered voters from states that belong to it. It is called the Interstate Crosscheck Program, and it is run by the Secretary of State of Kansas.
Here are two sites that explain how it works.
The first is a slide presentation of the Program.
The second is a sample copy of the recent contract with Pennsylvania:
The program, run by state officials, combines voter lists from member states and locates matches of voters with similar information such as first name, middle initial, last name, birth date, and in states that keep such records, the last four digits of the persons S.S #.
The site does nothing more that that. It works with the data supplied by the member state and cooperating employees.
The Interstate Crosscheck Program does not investigate, or prosecute voters who come up as matching a voter in another state. That is left up to the state to do.
There are certainly other sites that have opposing information about the program run by a Republican Secretary of State in Kansas. These sources are for the most part from an original story by a blogger who was featured on Al-Jazeera. The ACLU and civil rights groups are also critical of the program. Here is the Al-Jazeera article:
The Interstate Crosscheck Program is as good as the information sent to it and can be updated and checked for accuracy. They have been doing this since 2005.
NH has a House Bill, HB 620, to require the Secretary of State to join the program. SoS William Gardner has very recently admitted in a newspaper article that New Hampshire has a drive-by voter problem he has witnessed himself. (Publisher’s Note: Gardner first made these comments public in an interviewhere on Girard at Large. Note, scroll down to last archive entry for complete interview. Click here for our YouTube video of the interview.)
Since 2000, The Coalition of NH Taxpayers has documented election law violations and voter fraud. We have documented the often denied bus load of out-of-state voters. CNHT has documented double voters and double registered voters who vote inter-state as they choose. Each type steals a vote from a NH citizen.
Now we have a piece of legislation that would simply sort out voters in other states who are registered here and in their home state as well. There are some voters who are multi-state registered as well, leaving behind open spots for anyone to take their place long after they have gone. CNHT caught that in Manchester in 2012 with Mo., NH, and North Carolina, registered campaign worker, Caitlin Ann Legacki. Look it up.
Opponents of House Bill 620 say that by joining that program we risk losing the private information of New Hampshire voters.
Is that so?
I have been active in this voter fraud documentation issue for fifteen years. And I would like to see the name of one person who has had his private information unlawfully revealed through an investigation of voter fraud by The Interstate Crosscheck Program in any state since the program began.
If opponents of clean election laws have an issue with investigating, documenting, and prosecuting voter fraud in NH by joining The Interstate Crosscheck Program I have a challenge for them.
I will give a name, or names if need be, from a sample double registered NH voter who has voted in our state and another state in violation of NH Statutes, the other states election laws and Federal election law, for anyone to check for themselves. CNHT will give the Secretary of State the names of several people from other states who vote here to check through that office and announce the results in public.
How is that for fair?
Please remember that when a person votes in two states in an effort to maximize his vote over the vote of a qualified New Hampshire voter he is at risk of violating election laws in both states. Depending if double voting and registration is caught during a Federal Election for President and Vice President the violation is a Federal offence.
Ask opponents of clean election laws to put up credible evidence our statewide voter checklist does not need to be cleaned up.
Any elected official in our state that says New Hampshire does not have a voter fraud problem is the problem.
Chairman, Coalition of NH Taxpayers