NH governor 'not aware’ of major voter fraud

NH governor 'not aware’ of major voter fraud
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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) says he has not encountered evidence of serious voter fraud in his state.

“As I’ve said in the past, I’m not aware of any widespread voter fraud here in New Hampshire,” he told NH1 News on Monday.

“The president and his administration have made some assertions to the contrary and we look forward to continually working with them, finding out what they know,” Sununu added. "If there’s any evidence out there, we can address those concerns at this time.”

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Sununu added his state could benefit from reexamining its voting laws and improving any shortcomings that might be discovered.

“We have laws here that definitely need to be tightened up,” he said. "We have areas where we can look at.”

“What is the definition of a resident or domicile," for example, he said.

"... I think the legislature will be taking up a lot of the various aspects of our current voter law. There’s a lot of gray there.”

Trump reportedly blamed voter fraud last week as the reason Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteGOP fears Trump backlash in suburbs Trump makes rare trip to Clinton state, hoping to win back New Hampshire Key endorsements: A who's who in early states MORE (R-N.H.) lost her Senate seat in November.

The president claimed during a Feb. 9 meeting that Ayotte’s reelection bid was foiled by “thousands” of people from Massachusetts illegally casting ballots in the Granite State.

Trump repeatedly voiced concerns about election fraud during his 2016 presidential race with Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonImpeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy 'Too Far Left' hashtag trends on Twitter MORE.

The president has since doubled-down on the idea after his Election Day victory, using it as an explanation for why he lost the popular vote to Clinton by nearly 3 billion ballots.

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday insisted the Trump administration has made a strong case for the prevalence of voter fraud nationwide.

“The White House has provided enormous evidence with respect to voter fraud, with respect to people being registered in more than one state,” he told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week." "Dead people voting, non-citizens being registered to vote.”

“George, it is a fact and you will not deny it that there are massive numbers of non-citizens in this country who are registered to vote.”

Former New Hampshire Attorney General Tom Rath (R) on Sunday called the administration’s claims about his state “baseless,” adding “it’s shameful to spread these fantasies."