Letter: No voter fraud in Canterbury

Published: 7/13/2019 12:10:38 AM
Modified: 7/13/2019 12:10:26 AM

We are disappointed in our representative, Howard Pearl of Loudon, who represents the towns of Loudon, Boscawen, Northfield, Canterbury and a portion of Franklin. Howard bills himself as a “principled conservative,” which is great. We understand that conservatives, progressives and all other parties and viewpoints are essential to craft the best laws and policies for the people who elected them. But we were disappointed to see Howard level false charges of voter fraud in the town of Canterbury (Monitor Opinion, April 6).

Pearl, former representative Mike Moffett and one-time candidate José Cambrils set out to find voter fraud in Canterbury but finding none decided to substitute conjecture for fact.

These fraud charges, subsequently proven to be without any basis in fact, follow a narrative that comes from the top of the Republican Party. This narrative of voter fraud, without any facts to back it up, is a cynical and dangerous attempt to weaken voter confidence in our electoral process. Republican strategy is to sow this doubt, then rush in to “fix” the problem by limiting who can vote, how they can vote and when they can vote. We believe Howard Pearl is better than this.

We applaud the poll workers in Canterbury for their diligence, hard work and spirit of public service. They did a fine job of registering all the new voters correctly and accurately.

Pearl, Moffett and Cambrils owe the poll workers and people of Canterbury an apology. There was no voter fraud in Canterbury.



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