"I urge any candidate for the president to stand up for these students, condemn those tactics, and protect the integrity of the New Hampshire electoral process by signing a petition publicly condemning this voter suppression law." writes the state senator in a letter intending to send them Monday morning to all 18 registered candidates.
Currently, New Hampshire does not require registered voters to prove their domicile – just to prove 'domicile'.
But the new state bill, House Bill 1264, which comes into force in July, sets the same legal requirements for residents on "domicile" persons. Non-New Hampshire residents, such as college students, must pay fees to obtain a driving license in New Hampshire and register their vehicles within 60 days of setting up or voting. The Granite state also allows voter registration on the same day.
In her letter, which CNN obtained prior to its publication, Shaheen argues that the law does indeed create a "tax levy" for college students.
"You are disenfranchised by photo ID cards, arbitrary objections to the residence permit, and unfounded fraud allegations," writes Shaheen.
President Donald Trump asserts, without any evidence, that thousands of Massachusetts people were using New Hampshire suffrage. he just lost in 201
New Zealand Foreign Minister Bill Gardner dismissed the president's allegation and said in the Boston Globe: "We have never received evidence that buses are showing up at polling stations."
CNN will host town halls one day in a row along with five Democratic New Democrats for 2020 in New Hampshire on Monday night. Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kamala Harris of California as well as South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be appearing at the events from 7 am. ET.
The presidential candidates will directly ask questions from students and young Democrats in New Hampshire on questions that matter to young voters.
The presidential candidate and former Democrat MEP Beto O & Rourke weighed on Sunday.
"I do not need to wait until tomorrow," he tweeted. "The law is wrong, it needs to be repealed, and we need to pass a new proxy law so everyone can vote, hear their voice, and fully participate in our democracy."
Shaheen's 2020 Democrat Goal The rejection of the bill occurs as candidates defeat the state before its early presidency – a key to building momentum for their campaigns.
"With the nation's focus on our first-in-the-nation primary, we have done an opportunity to send a clear message to all who want to undermine the right to vote," Shaheen writes in her letter. "I hope you join me in advocating for the right of all Americans."
The leader of the Democratic Party of the State called for any president who hoped to sign the pledge.
"Each presidential candidate, New Hampshire, should sign the promise of Senator Shaheen and pledge to protect the right to vote for everyone in the Granite State, especially for the young people who are now being threatened by a new voter suppression law that will be condemned and overturned must, "said the chairman of the Democratic Party of New Hampshire, Ray Buckley in a statement that was provided to CNN.
When HB 1264 was passed in the state legislature last year, the state Supreme Court ruled in a 3-2 ruling that the bill was constitutional, and places "voters and residents" on an equal footing with New Hampshire citizens. " According to the Concord Monitor.
After Republican Governor Chris Sununu had initially challenged the constitutionality of the law, the measure signed last July following the court's ruling. [1 9659002] "House Bill 1264 establishes equality and fairness "In our election," Sununu said in a statement, adding, "After all, every person who votes in New Hampshire is treated the same way. This is the essence of an equal suffrage.
But the New Hampshire Democrats, who took control of the State House and Senate in 2018, attempted to reverse HB 1264. The law also faces legal challenges 19659002] The American Civil Liberties Union sued In February, on behalf of two Dartmouth students, the state attorney and state secretary of the state argued that the law was unconstitutional.
"Make no mistake: this is to deter young people" From participating in our elections, "said Maggie Flaherty , a student in Dartmouth, California, and plaintiff in a lawsuit on the ACLU website. "For me, the importance of voting in New Hampshire is due to two factors: the fact that I now spend more time here than anywhere else, and that government and local policies can influence anything from my access to health care to air quality I breathe. "
Cassie Spodak and Kate Sullivan of CNN contributed to this report.
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