Concord, NH – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) released the following statement in response to Governor Sununu’s veto of HB1672, relative to absentee voting.

“House Democrats would have you believe that HB1672 is needed for our citizens to have a chance to vote in the midst of the pandemic. But, in reality, the Attorney General and Secretary of State issued guidance back in April allowing absentee balloting in the primary and general election for those who have concerns about voting in person due to COVID-19, ensuring all New Hampshire citizens are able to vote in the 2020 elections.” 

“What is really included in HB1672 is a wishlist of expensive and partisan agenda items paid for by CARES Act funds, such as online voter registration. If the point is to make voting easier in this election, this program wouldn’t even be feasible to implement by September. This is unacceptable and puts our state’s reputation of having clean and fair elections at risk.” 

“The provisions of this bill have more holes than swiss cheese, and I applaud the governor for vetoing it.”