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Voter suppression

October 04. 2017 10:10PM

To the Editor: Lately, people have been pushing claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election over and over, despite no evidence to support the claims. They persist, not because they actually think there is voter fraud in the state (because there isn’t), but because they want to suppress those who oppose them.

Two cities that are often targeted by these claims are Manchester and Nashua, and there’s one big reason as to why that’s the case: they both have large populations of college students. Some people want to make it illegal for a college student to vote in the town their school is in, stripping them of the basic American right to participate in democracy. And it’s no coincidence that the people pushing these ideas are Republicans, while most college students do not vote Republican.

This is a clear attempt at suppressing the opposition, something the likes of Vladimir Putin would pull, and it’s unacceptable.



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