MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — To prevent Democrats like incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) or her allies from committing voter fraud, Judicial Watch has sent a top-tier election integrity team to the battleground state.
In a release earlier this week, Judicial Watch announced the team, which Robert D. Popper, a senior Judicial Watch attorney, will lead. Popper is the former Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division voting section deputy chief and has stated that citizens in New Hampshire have the right to monitor polling places on election day.
“That is precisely what Judicial Watch volunteers will be doing,” Popper said, adding:
We will be there to silently observe and record whether state and federal election laws are faithfully followed. Judicial Watch is particularly interested in whether the requirements for voter ID are followed. We will also focus on whether those who want to both register and vote on Election Day are held to proof-of-identity requirements under New Hampshire law.
“Having supervised precisely these kinds of Election Day monitoring operations for the U.S. Department of Justice, I can say election monitoring deters fraud and reassures honest voters and election officials,” Popper remarked in the Judicial Watch release.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that these steps are necessary because Democrats and the institutional Left plan to create confusion on Election Day.
“To put it plainly: the Left plans to sow confusion on Election Day,” Fitton said. Elaborating, he stated:
Unfortunately, the Obama Justice Department’s unhinged attacks on voter ID show that it cannot be trusted to ensure clean elections in November. So, in the key state of New Hampshire, once again this job falls to Judicial Watch. We are pleased to launch this pilot election monitoring program in 2014 in New Hampshire. Our attorneys and citizen volunteers will be using the same guidelines that guide the behavior for Department of Justice elections observers.
Concerns about potential election fraud, as well as voting machines changing Republican votes to Democrat votes, have already arisen nationwide this year in states with early voting.