NH chairman calls rural, disaffected workers white supremacists

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Not going over very big here in New England. Calls for his resignation now.

The chairman of New Hampshire's Democratic Party has come under fire for comments suggesting some unregistered voters in the state are white supremacists.

Ray Buckley was responding over the weekend to news that a group with links to President Donald Trump's campaign was planning to reach out to thousands of the state's unregistered voters. Asked about this by a reporter for WMUR-TV , Buckley said the "organizing and activating of these extremists, these white supremacists, really could have a detrimental effect on the entire culture of New Hampshire."

Republicans have called Buckley's comments "despicable" and demanded that the state's Democratic Congressional delegation condemn them. Their party, in a statement on Twitter, said Buckley had "smeared over 15,000 Granite Staters" with his comments about white supremacists.

A New Hampshire Democratic Party spokesman said Buckley's comments were taken out of context.

Democrat under fire for calling voters white supremacists
 
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Not going over very big here in New England. Calls for his resignation now.

The chairman of New Hampshire's Democratic Party has come under fire for comments suggesting some unregistered voters in the state are white supremacists.

Ray Buckley was responding over the weekend to news that a group with links to President Donald Trump's campaign was planning to reach out to thousands of the state's unregistered voters. Asked about this by a reporter for WMUR-TV , Buckley said the "organizing and activating of these extremists, these white supremacists, really could have a detrimental effect on the entire culture of New Hampshire."

Republicans have called Buckley's comments "despicable" and demanded that the state's Democratic Congressional delegation condemn them. Their party, in a statement on Twitter, said Buckley had "smeared over 15,000 Granite Staters" with his comments about white supremacists.

A New Hampshire Democratic Party spokesman said Buckley's comments were taken out of context.

Democrat under fire for calling voters white supremacists
That's kind of disingenuous, he did not call rural, disaffected workers white supremacists
 

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Ian Jeffrey

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I thought he was a Democrat. That is what the link said.
The OP article is talking about a Democrat. labrea showed a link about a different guy, which is who my link was about.
 
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Why can't I find out which group is supposedly reaching out to the voters? Article after article just parrots this same headline but no mention of what this group is. I read the comments and assumed he was talking about the group reaching out, not the people he was reaching out to.
 
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Ballot Box Integrity
Where allowed by law, we will deploy poll watchers with audio-visual equipment to observe election operations to deter and document illegal voting.

Forensic Voter Fraud Investigation
We will apply data forensics to review recent and future elections for anomalies such as votes cast in the names of the deceased, by illegal immigrants or non-citizens, or votes cast through other fraudulent means. As warranted, we will shed a spotlight on any anomalies and, where necessary, provide litigation support.
Their objectives.

So they want to station white people at polling places to intimidate minority voters, and they want to push the voter fraud myth to piss off angry white people and hopefully engage them in their campaign of ignorance and fear.

Great. So pretty much what the guy said.

Non-issue.