Trump election fraud commission to meet in New Hampshire

  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, left, watches at left as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts after filling out his filing papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot at the Secretary of State's office in Concord, N.H. Gardner has been defending the request for detailed voter information from the Trump administration's commission on voter fraud. Gardner, a member of the commission, plans to provide publicly-accessible information, though critics argue state law allows the entire database to be provided only to political parties, political committees and candidates. Gardner is facing criticism for his decision, including from residents who inundated his office with calls. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) Jim Cole

Associated Press
Thursday, August 24, 2017

New Hampshire’s Secretary of State, a member of President Donald Trump’s election fraud commission, said the panel is meeting in the state next month.

William Gardner told WMUR the meeting, the group’s first one outside of Washington, is scheduled for Sept. 12. It wasn’t immediately known if Trump would attend the meeting at Saint Anselm College.

In June, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested any records considered public by states, including driver’s license numbers and partial Social Security numbers, though no state is supplying every item on the list. In New Hampshire, two lawmakers and a civil liberties group sued Gardner to block him from sending names, addresses, party affiliation and history of voting.

Under an agreement reached this month, New Hampshire will send millions of scanned, unsearchable images of voter data to the commission.