The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has recently filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire officials over a Republican-backed election law. The DNC claims that this law will disenfranchise voters and have a chilling effect on key members of the party’s base in the 2024 elections.
The law in question, passed last year, requires individuals who register and vote on Election Day without a photo ID to send in missing documentation to the state within seven days. Failure to do so results in their votes being discarded and a referral to the state Attorney General’s office.
President Joe Biden’s campaign is supporting the lawsuit, expressing concerns that the legislation could affect critical voting blocs in the battleground state in the 2024 election, especially young people, college students, and low-income voters.
The DNC, along with the New Hampshire Democratic Party, argue in their suit that the law violates a state constitutional provision that requires local officials to count votes and then submit them “sealed up and directed to the secretary of state, within five days following the election.” They also argue the law violates New Hampshire voters’ due process rights.
However, when signing the bill, Gov. Chris Sununu downplayed concerns that it would imperil voters or cause delays, stating, “New Hampshire’s elections have been, and will continue to be safe, reliable and accurate — and this bill won’t change these facts.”
This lawsuit underscores the importance of fair and honest elections in our Constitutional Republic. It is crucial that we, as citizens, remain vigilant and informed about the laws that govern our voting process. Only then can we ensure that our Republic remains strong and our elections remain a true reflection of the will of the people.
For more information on this lawsuit and the implications of New Hampshire’s GOP-backed election law, visit Politico.