All these people making fusses
Over non-existent buses
Are a joke—until one susses
Out the reason for the lie:
This deception they are floating
Has a motive well worth noting;
If they can’t keep folks from voting,
They, by god, are gonna try.
So they work, with vim and ardor
To make voting much, much harder
With some vilified green-carder
As the enemy of note
But the true, unspoken reason
They’re announcing open season
Is a crime akin to treason—
It’ the Democratic vote!
There were no thousands of illegal voters bused in from Massachusetts to tip the New Hampshire vote. Voting in NH is a secular holy rite; districts are small, poll-watchers are local (and some are eager to challenge anyone they don’t personally recognize), and there are no actual reports of any allegations, let alone evidence, of people being bused in. Yes, there have been rumors from fake news sites, and these have been cited as gospel truth in the comment sections of news stories. Even in, say, the Union Leader’s comment section (which, frankly, rivals Breitbart’s), though, these rumors get shot down quickly, leaving only the True Believers to scoff at those who trust mainstream media fact checking sites.
Only an idiot or propagandist would dare to repeat such multiply-debunked claims.
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s senior policy adviser on Sunday repeated Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that people were bused from Massachusetts to New Hampshire to vote illegally in the swing state during the 2016 election.
But he provided no evidence to support that claim or other claims of widespread voter fraud.
In a contentious interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” White House policy director Stephen Miller repeated Trump’s claim last week that he would have won New Hampshire were it not for “thousands” of people being bused there.
“Go to New Hampshire. Talk to anybody who’s worked in politics there for a long time. Everybody’s aware of the problem in New Hampshire,” Miller said.
Trump lost narrowly in NH. Ayotte lost even more narrowly. Neither pressed for any recount or investigation. There was no fraud.
New Hampshire lawmakers are considering legislation that would make voting more difficult for college students, military personnel and others living temporarily in the state.
About 10 bills, all sponsored by Republicans, would tighten residency requirements, demand additional documentation, and ― for some voters ― impose fees.
Pay attention to the lies. But always pay attention to the purpose of the lies.