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On Breitbart radio, Kris Kobach repeats debunked claims about New Hampshire voter fraud

On Breitbart radio, Kris Kobach repeats debunked claims about New Hampshire voter fraud

On Breitbart News Daily, Kris Kobach, the vice chairman of the Trump administration’s commission investigating baseless claims of rampant voter fraud, estimated that “4,000 people who are from out of state and never actually moved to New Hampshire … voted there” in the 2016 election using out-of-state driver’s licenses. In fact, New Hampshire’s voter ID law permits out-of-state driver’s licenses to be used as proof of identity when registering to vote, an option that college students often exercise. And after President Donald Trump and other conservatives raised earlier claims of voter fraud in New Hampshire over the use of out-of-state licenses to vote, New Hampshire Public Radio matched many of the out-of-state license users to college towns.

Kobach, who has a history of extremism, ties to white supremacists, and promotion of misinformation on immigration and voting issues, has previously made bizarre claims about voter fraud, voter intimidation, and undocumented immigrants voting. In one instance, he claimed that a dead man had voted in 2006 who was later found to in fact be alive, and he said in another interview that “We may never know” whether Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote in 2016.

From the December 8 edition of SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily:

STEPHEN BANNON (HOST): Just real briefly, on your voter integrity commission, you had a stunning revelation up in New Hampshire. Can you just get people up to speed on where you stand right now, and maybe speak a minute or two about New Hampshire?
KRIS KOBACH: Yeah, sure. So New Hampshire is one of those states that has same-day voter registration, which is something I think is a disaster because if you allow people to walk in on the day of election and say here I am, here’s my name, take my word for it, and I’m not — and also take my word for the fact that I just moved to your state. It leads to all kinds of problems. New Hampshire found on Election Day this past November that 5,300 people — well actually, over 6,000 people, six and a half thousand — used an out-of-state driver’s license as their ID on that day. Then they went back and checked almost a year later in September, this past September, and found that 5,300 of those people still have not established New Hampshire residence. They had not gone ahead and gotten a New Hampshire license, they had registered any vehicle in New Hampshire. And it appeared that these individuals are probably not residing in New Hampshire. That’s a really — now it’s theoretically possible that some of them might be out-of-state students who do not own a vehicle, and through some of the vagaries of New Hampshire law, it might qualify as a domicile in New Hampshire eligible to vote. But even if you say, let’s knock off another 1,000. Let’s say it’s only 4,000 people who are from out of state and never actually moved to New Hampshire, yet voted there, that’s extraordinary because in the Electoral College contest, New Hampshire went to Clinton by a 2,700 vote margin. The New Hampshire U.S. senator, [Maggie] Hassan, beat the Republican, [Kelly] Ayotte, by just over 1,000 votes. And so you’re talking about the margin of victory being lower, less than the number of likely individuals who never actually moved to New Hampshire, but voted on Election Day using an out-of-state driver’s license.

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On Breitbart radio, Kris Kobach repeats debunked claims about New Hampshire voter fraud

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Black women are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women in the U.S. Racism, and the stress it causes, can play a leading role in that disparity.

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Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

<em>Fox & Friends</em> celebrates Supreme Court upholding Trump's Muslim ban: "The third time seems to be the charm"

<em>Fox & Friends</em> celebrates Supreme Court upholding Trump's Muslim ban: "The third time seems to be the charm"

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): When the president was putting his staff together and just getting everything up and running, it didn’t stop him from putting policy out there. One was the travel ban that he put together. And originally it was a little raw, a little rough, and a little ambiguous. But the third time seems to be the charm.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It was all about extreme vetting out on the campaign trail, and then when he became president of the United States, they announced a travel ban, essentially. And yesterday the Supreme Court gave him a gigantic win, by a vote of 7-2, it allowed the administration to fully enforce the ban while legal challenges continue at both the 4th and the 9th Circuit.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): A big victory for our country, many would say, because it’s keeping potential terrorists in their countries and out of the United States. These countries that we’re talking about, here is the list: It’s Chad, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, North Korea, and there’s some groups in Venezuela that are not allowed here in the U.S.

KILMEADE: Yeah, six of the eight are mostly Muslim countries. But they want extreme vetting, we’ve got to find out who is coming here. Because if they come to apply and you have some type of refugee status, we need to know when you come here, you just want to be getting a fresh start.

[…]

DOOCY: Ultimately this comes down to the argument a lot of people have made on this program for a very long time, and that is the commander-in-chief can do whatever it takes to keep the country safe.

[…]

KILMEADE: It just seems these judges [are] playing too big a role in our country and our policy, and that’s what we’re looking at. We’re just going to go rocketing up, pun intended, rocketing up the legal levers until we get to the Supreme Court who weighed in.

Previously:

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<em>Fox & Friends</em> celebrates Supreme Court upholding Trump's Muslim ban: "The third time seems to be the charm"

Advocates Say Cyntoia Brown's Case Is Part Of The 'Sexual Abuse-To-Prison' Pipeline

Advocates Say Cyntoia Brown's Case Is Part Of The 'Sexual Abuse-To-Prison' Pipeline

Cyntoia Brown’s case has resurfaced into the national spotlight, calling into question how the U.S. justice system handles juvenile cases, particularly those involving girls of color.

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Advocates Say Cyntoia Brown's Case Is Part Of The 'Sexual Abuse-To-Prison' Pipeline

Another Democrat Faces Calls To Resign Because Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Another Democrat Faces Calls To Resign Because Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., is facing sexual harassment allegations that he propositioned a former staffer for dates and sexual encounters despite her repeated rejections.First-term Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., is accused of making repeated unwanted sexual advances toward a onetime campaign staffer. Kihuen has apologized and said he takes the “matter seriously.”

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Another Democrat Faces Calls To Resign Because Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Arrest Warrant Issued For Undocumented Immigrant Acquitted In Steinle Murder Trial

Arrest Warrant Issued For Undocumented Immigrant Acquitted In Steinle Murder Trial

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is led into a San Francisco courtroom by his lawyer in 2015. Garcia Zarate faces a new federal warrant and deportation.Federal officials say they will seek custody of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate and ultimately deport him. The warrant says he violated terms of his supervised release by possessing a gun.

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Undocumented Immigrant Acquitted In Steinle Murder Trial

Pro-Trump media downplay Michael Flynn’s plea agreement for lying to FBI about conversations with Russian ambassador

Pro-Trump media downplay Michael Flynn’s plea agreement for lying to FBI about conversations with Russian ambassador Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn will plead guilty to lying to FBI about conversations with Russian ambassador Wash. Post: “Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has agreed to plead guilty Friday to […]