Letter: Gardner’s mistake

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Gardner’s mistake

The New Hampshire press has reported that a prominent citizen of our state has accepted appointment to the Administration’s Task Force on Voter Fraud.

Our longtime secretary of state, William Gardner, makes a serious mistake by joining this partisan farce. He risks his own established reputation by giving stature to an effort that is designed to prove the lie that some 3 million people voted illegally in the presidential election. He uses his status as a Democrat to give nonpartisan credibility to a panel whose work product has already been determined. He should not be found anywhere near this reprehensible business.

Because he is, ultimately he may negatively impact both the voting rights of his fellow Granite Staters and the historical claims of our state to hold the first-in-the-nation primary.

Peter Hoe Burling


(The writer is a former minority leader of the New Hampshire House, state senator and member of the DNC.)