Commission Vice Chair, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, will make opening remarks, followed by New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner and former New Hampshire governor and White House Chief of Staff Gov. John H. Sununu.
The New Hampshire-Massachusetts border is a mere 40-minute drive for civic-minded progressives in Boston.
One official administering the New Hampshire voting process recognized the system's failure to authenticate ballots.
Questions by the commission members for the expert panelists presenting at the event centered on factors that encourage or discourage voting and the best methods for determining voter eligibility.
He said hackers have myriad ways of attacking voting machines.
In the lead up to the commission's meeting in New Hampshire this Tuesday, Kris Kobach, the commission's chairman, penned an op-ed for Breitbart News in which he recycled a legend well known in MA and New Hampshire politics.
"Strangely, the issue of Russian tampering in our elections has not been a focus of the commission".
New Hampshire law gives drivers 60 days upon establishing residence to obtain a state license. "If they choose to hold their primary [before anyone else], you can strip the state of any delegates so that no delegates are awarded and you can sanction candidates who are running there". Lott has a record of pushing discredited "analyses" about the 2008 Minnesota Senate race, erroneously blaming voter fraud for the Republican incumbent's defeat.
As of August 30, about 15 percent (1,014 of the voters) had been issued New Hampshire driver's licenses. They wanted to stop it from taking effect.
Trump trounced Clinton in the all-important Electoral College vote, 306 to 232, to win the presidency. The implication there, of course, is that these voters somehow traveled to the state for the sole goal of voting in the election and thereby tipped the tight election to Hassan. This lenient standard allows states to defend voter suppression laws in federal court by arguing that vague benefits such as "confidence in elections" offset any disenfranchisement.
Members of the American Civil Liberties Union and the civil-rights group the NAACP said they will seek the dissolution of the voter fraud panel for the same reasons, that its alleged aim was voter suppression.
Numerous presenters at the event represented organizations that claim to have documented extensive voter fraud, including the Judicial Watch Election Integrity Project, Simpatico Software Systems, the Heritage Foundation and the Crime Prevention Research Center.
But Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat whose office is in charge of both elections and driver's licenses, slammed the idea that there is any connection between a person's driver's license and his or her eligibility to vote. He based his contentions on data showing that 6,540 voters used out-of-state driver's licenses to vote in the election and that as recently as last week, 5,313 of them had not yet registered their vehicles in the state or received New Hampshire driver's licenses.
Despite all of this, The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog found no unusual turnout surges in 2016 that might be explained by buses from MA, and Former New Hampshire GOP chair Fergus Cullen dismissed the claim, calling it as old as buses themselves in an interview with USA Today. Already, the commission's unofficial leader has warmed up for the session by suggesting that the election in November of Sen.
Some groups that saw an ideological motive in the Trump commission's work said they suspected it was trying to make voting more hard in many jurisdictions, and thus to discourage members of racial, ethnic or political minorities from casting their ballots - a process known as voter suppression.
"We'd witness a sterling example of the law of unintended consequences", he said.