Concord Monitor: Jason Kander: Sununu must commit to vetoing HB 372

ov. Chris Sununu recently referred to the disenfranchisement of New Hampshire college students by House Bill 372 as “indirect consequences” of the legislation. We should be perfectly clear: The explicit goal of HB 372, Senate Bill 3 and other bad voting bills passed by the Republican Legislature is to keep young people from voting here in New Hampshire.

In 2016, Republicans narrowly lost two statewide elections, and instead of reaching out to the voters who didn’t support them, Gov. Sununu and his allies want to remove a large group of voters from the equation. It’s wrong, it’s un-American and it’s an insult to New Hampshire’s democratic tradition.

New Hampshire is one of the only states in the country where Republicans are actively and openly working to strip college students of their voting rights. Last year, Republicans shamefully championed a first-of-its-kind bill to complicate elections for voters who relocate often. Now being litigated in court, SB 3 could send government officials to knock on doors to question folks after they register to vote.

Read the rest of the op-ed HERE.