New Hampshire: New Hampshire Republicans have long stoked fears of voter fraud as a pretext for passing measures that suppress Democratic-leaning voters, but a new review has predictably deemed those fears to be totally unfounded. New Hampshire uses the Interstate Crosscheck system championed by the notorious Kris Kobach to ostensibly find voters who’ve improperly cast ballots in multiple states, but after Crosscheck initially flagged 95,000 voter registrations, a comprehensive review found only 142 potential cases of double-voting, and it’s a good bet that very few if any of those will yield actual fraud.
This review from the office of Secretary of State Bill Gardner, a nominal Democrat who nevertheless has backed many GOP voting restrictions in recent years, shows yet again what a failure Kobach’s Crosscheck system is. But that absurdly large number of false positives is likely a feature, not a bug, in the eyes of Republicans, because it helps stir up unwarranted suspicions and gives them an excuse for new voting restrictions. Indeed, by design, Crosscheck only compares names and birthdates of voters, but in a country of more than 300 million people, that’s bound to produce countless false positives as it did in the Granite State.
Operation Crosscheck helped get Trump elected, and that operation is a fraud as well. Rigging elections seems to be the norm these days, by both major political parties.