House Majority Leader Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on SB3

Concord, NH – House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) and Election Law committee chair Rep. Barbara Griffin (R-Goffstown) released the following statement after the Supreme Court decision ruling SB3 unconstitutional: 

Majority Leader Jason Osborne:

“I am extremely disappointed in this ruling on our efforts to ensure integrity and fairness in our elections. New Hampshire consistently has one of the highest voter participation rates in the country and I am fully confident that SB3 would not have changed that. Every election we have several races that are decided by just a handful of votes, so it is imperative that we ensure every ballot cast is by an eligible voter. SB3 was an important piece of legislation seeking to protect our elections and ensure that the right to vote is guaranteed to all eligible voters. Although this decision was not in our favor, we will continue to lead in the fight to ensure the integrity and accessibility of New Hampshire’s elections are protected.”

Election Law Chair Representative Barbara Griffin:
“This decision is disappointing in light of the contrary finding from the Supreme Court of the United States in Brnovich v. DNC that the mere requirement of proving an individual has the constitutional standing to vote in an election is not unduly burdensome. We will analyze the details of this case as we chart our path to ensuring our elections are fair, transparent, and honest.”

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