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Court rules out-of-state students
have right to vote in New Hampshire

Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by John Quinn

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Posted By:nhchemist, 9/25/2012 10:50:29 AM

Strafford County Superior Court Judge John Lewis ruled Monday that out-of-state students have the right to vote in New Hampshire, a decision immediately criticized by top Republican legislators. “New Hampshire citizens have a right to elect individuals of their own choosing,” House Speaker William O'Brien said in a joint statement with Senate President Peter Bragdon. “Allowing non-residents into New Hampshire to dictate who will be our presidential choice, who shall be our governor, and who shall represent us in the Legislature takes away our voting rights.”

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A liberal judge appointed by our liberal former Governor, now Senator Shaheen, finds that having the right to vote supersedes other state laws that residents are required to obey. Another case of the ends justifying the means.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 9/25/2012 10:55:38 AM     (No. 8888647)

Does this mean they have the right to vote in their home state, too?

Sorry, this is such utter crap.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 9/25/2012 11:10:39 AM     (No. 8888690)

They sure do, #1...why do you think the Dems pander to the "Youth Vote" so much? Pay off your tuition! Just vote for the D...twice!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 9/25/2012 11:10:43 AM     (No. 8888691)

Predictable.
NH was starting to "Lean Romney"

This will go to NH Supreme Court, and be immediately struck down, NH Supreme Court has already ruled back in 1980 that transient non-residents do not have the right to vote in NH.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 9/25/2012 11:27:27 AM     (No. 8888743)

In order to vote you must be a resident within the precinct in which you will vote. If the court is ruling students are residents rather than transients then don't they also get to claim in state tuition as well. After all residency is residency.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 9/25/2012 11:43:39 AM     (No. 8888790)

Democrat governors go out and find the dumbest ass they can find and appointment them to the bench. Then the dumbasses do as they are told. Democrats are the smartest politicians and the sorriest human beings on the planet.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 9/25/2012 11:57:30 AM     (No. 8888842)

The voters of N.H. (heavily leavened with immigrants from MA), make a huge mistake in voting for this witch for governor. Then, to compound their mistake, they followed up by voting her into the U.S. senate, and replacing her with another dimocrat governor (John Lynch) who has continued the job of ruining the state. The good news is that they are not rethinking what they've done and are trying hard to correct it. The problem is that the stench of these liberals lingers long after they leave office. Come on folks. Don't let the Obamites win. Do all you can to beat them back in the 2012 election--unless you want to become Massachusetts North.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 9/25/2012 11:58:58 AM     (No. 8888846)

"not rethinking" should be "now rethinking." Old hands cannot be trusted to convey one's thoughts correctly.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mgwitt, 9/25/2012 12:02:57 PM     (No. 8888863)

A judge should have wisdom. This court judge has NONE! He's a stupid follower of the Obama falling rock.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pensom2, 9/25/2012 12:46:49 PM     (No. 8889015)

Many students remain residents of their parents' voting districts. They return home each summer. For purposes of in-state tuition discounts, one year of continuous in-state residency is required. On this basis, it makes sense that students who claim their home state as their residence should be able to vote in that state.

Much ado about nothing, really. I've worked with, and hired a couple of hundred young college students over the last ten years. The vast majority hardly follow politics--they're too busy checking out their friends on FaceBook. Very few of them vote, let alone go to the trouble of obtaining absentee ballots from their home voting districts.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 9/25/2012 12:54:53 PM     (No. 8889042)

Remember

Students illegally voting twice, ie. 'same day registration' in Minnesota [from Madison Wis., 'on a lark'] was what put D Senator Fr. into the Senate, giving the Ds the ObamaCare majority.

ALSO
Partisan rulings by the D Minn. Secretary of State.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 9/25/2012 1:11:38 PM     (No. 8889085)

Yes, OP. And the lawyer bringing the suit is a very far-leftie.

#7 is correct. We moved here from the very corrupt MA. We are well aware of libs who've moved here, for the better all-around environment but proceed to spread their putrefaction into our politics.

Unfortunately, there are too many apathetic, lazy people who just don't bother to care or vote.

On the other hand, Dem/Lefties tend to be activist. But once they've ruined NH, they'll simply languish in the fetid swamp. A glance around the country, what do we see? bankrupt States, all governed long-term by Dem/Lefties and/or Dem/Leftie legislatures.

A far left-winger, Maggie Hassan is running for Governor. The awful Carole Shay-Porter is running to try to take back the House seat from Frank Guinta... she was in Congress during the obamacare (and Stimulus, etc) fiasco and abomination was passed.

I hope #3 is right.

Give it to those Dem/Lefties: they do not take defeat and go away. Like all horror flick characters, they return again and again to wreak their mayhem.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 9/25/2012 1:21:25 PM     (No. 8889114)

If they have actually movd to the state fine- but let's see your drivers license- what state does that say you live in? Vote in both states and you go directly to jail!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: beca, 9/30/2012 9:53:14 PM     (No. 8901082)

no they dont...you vote where you are registered....period.......

we have to get rid of these activist judges...they are ruining our country along with obama

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