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>> The man picked by Donald Trump to investigate the President's claims of widespread voter fraud,
cing a backlash in New Hampshire. Chris Kobach is the vice chair of Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. Trump created the commission after making unverified claims that he lost the 2016 popular vote because millions of people voted illegally.
Trump has neither backed down from the claim nor provided any evidence to support it. Kobach's panel this week met at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire and it comes after Kobach claimed out of state voters casting fraudulent ballots changed the outcome of the race here in this state.
Chris Kobach points to a report put out by the government of New Hampshire, showing that 6,500 people registered to vote here on election day using an out of state driver's license. And then as of August, those people, 5,300 of them, hadn't obtained a New Hampshire license or registered a vehicle with the state.
Kobach suggests that means they're not residents, and many of them may have voted fraudulently. There's a problem with that logic though.>> I had to bring my college ID since I was a college student.>> Kobach didn't mentioned students who might come to New Hampshire for college. Madison Mangles is from New York, and last November she was able to register and cast a ballot on Election Day.
She's a junior, a political science major, and the secretary of Saint Anslem's College Republicans.>> The volunteer looked it over and checked off on a form all the information I had. She gave it to her superior, who then signed off on it, and then instructed me to go down a hallway to the voting location.
>> New Hampshire law distinguishes between state residents who might have a driver's license and individuals it calls domicile in the state might be students or in the military.>> But it is legal in New Hampshire for you to have a Massachusetts driver's license and have Massachusetts's' plates on your cars and pay out of state tuition to the university and still be eligible to vote because you are domiciled in New Hampshire, meaning you spend most of your nights here.
>> One New Hampshire voter asked Kobach to print a retraction.>> Responsibility.>> Would it be your view at this point that there should be no questions asked. We have 5,313 people who have, there's no indication available to the state at this point that they are still residing in the state.
Further investigation might yield proof or indication that they are, or it might prove they aren't. But you would say, let's turn the other way, nothing to see here, let's pretend we didn't notice that.>> Actual examples of in person voter fraud are very, very rare. Critics of the President's voter fraud claims and the panels mission say, they're part of a Republican effort to restrict voting access under the guise of combating voter fraud, but it's not an issue that resonates with every Republican.
>> We have hundreds of thousands of people who are now homeless because of hurricane Harvey. Guam may be hit by a nuclear weapon any day now. So, yeah, I think there's more important thing than so called elections fraud or election integrity.>> We always
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