By Nicole Powers
Thom Hartmann: New Hampshire has got a bunch of good colleges… And to the best of my knowledge, if you go to college in New Hampshire…and you’re there 9 months out of the year, you establish domicile. In other words, you can legally be part of New Hampshire and vote in New Hampshire, even though you’re not legally a resident. That’s the law in New Hampshire. You don’t have to get a New Hampshire driver’s license to vote. Why has that simple reality not sunk into these fools?
Greg Palast: Well, I hate to say it Thom, it’s because they’re not really fools. They’re wise fools. They know exactly what they’re doing, which is to create a hysteria that we need all kinds of rules…
It’s worth noting that one of these suggested rules to combat the virtually nonexistent crime of voter fraud, put forth by panelist John Lott (the author of More Guns, Less Crime), was that voters be forced to undergo background checks similar to those that potential gun-owners are subjected to in some states. This, of course, is all really about creating yet more obstacles to prevent the poor, the elderly, students, and people of color – who all tend to lean blue – from exercising their right to vote.
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