The creator of Unskewed Polls cites former Congressman Frank Guinta as his source for a claim that Pres. Obama’s 2012 margin of victory in New Hampshire was the result of “massive voter fraud.”
Republicans around the state are pointing to the article by Dean Chambers in which he asserts “massive voter fraud won New Hampshire for the Democrats in 2012.”
Chambers, you may remember, is the discredited founder of Unskewed Polls, which “erased” alleged polling bias in the 2012 presidential campaign by adjusting the results to favor Republican Mitt Romney.
After the election, Chambers initially conceded that his prediction Romney would win the race “just turned out to be wrong,” but he then launched BarackOFraudo.com and claimed Romney’s win was “reversed with vote fraud” in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida.
He’s now added New Hampshire to the list. Writing in Examiner.com, Chambers suggests Obama received 70,000 illegal votes in a “massive influx” of same day registrants. “If Obama received at least 70,000 illegitimate votes,” he writes, “it is clear his margin of victory in New Hampshire was gained from voter fraud.”
Chambers’ source: Frank Guinta
Frank Guinta, the former Congressman attempting a comeback in the 1st District, is the source for Chambers’ claim that 70,000 fraudulent votes were cast in the Granite State.
Earlier this month, while being interviewed on The Howie Carr Show, Guinta said he believes “100%” that the “vast majority” of nearly 100,000 voters who registered on election day were fraudulent.
"You know, we had 100,000 same day registrants, which is legal in the state of New Hampshire,” Guinta told Carr. “But when you start to dive down and look at some of the individuals who voted on election day, you can’t find them. And it’s a pretty good percentage of that 100,000 vote total.”
"I’ll call it voter fraud," Guinta added. "Look Howie, there are some people who legitimately register to vote who have moved or moved into the state and those individuals are replying to the Secretary of State verifying who they are, but the vast majority of those 100,000 people, I’ll call it voter fraud because I 100% believe that it was voter fraud."
Same-day registration data
Let’s look at the actual numbers. Patch reported approximately 2,600 same-day registrants in 2012 lacked the approved photo identification and signed a qualified voter affidavit as required.
After the election, the Secretary of State’s office sent each voter who signed a qualified voter affidavit a mailer containing a postcard for them to confirm their information. About half of the cards were returned, leaving 1300 unconfirmed voters. Another 210 mailers were returned by the post office as undeliverable.
Of the 99,299 same-day registrants, approximately 96,700 verified their identity with approved photo identification. Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan told Patch there weren’t any anomalies or unusual patterns in any of the data.