To The Daily Sun,

On Election Day for four hours, I assisted voters in the checkout process at our local polling place. I want to compliment our state and local officials and volunteers for conducting a fair and reliable election in New Hampshire, whose results were credible and trustworthy. Despite record in person turnout and absentee balloting, state tabulations and results were known on election night as they should be.

This was due to several factors. State law requires absentee ballots to be received by Election Day to be counted. We also use a reliable scanning system to automatically tabulate voter preferences. Unlike other states in this election, in New Hampshire there were no unsolicited mail-in ballots sent to “eligible” voters, ballots received after the poles closed were not eligible to be counted, there was no “ballot harvesting,” ballot counting was not interrupted or delayed beyond Election Day and pole watchers were not barred from observing ballot counting.

What is happening in other states is a disgrace and threat to the integrity of our election process. Congratulations New Hampshire! We did it right and set an example for other states to follow.

Richard R. Gerken


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New Hampshire did in fact handle the Presidential election voting remarkably well. Last time I looked we were he "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". The outright manipulation of our process by any state is forgery and should be invalid for all.


Thank you- republicans won’t listen- but excellent letter!

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