Press Release: Naomi Andrews Statement on Governor Sununu’s Signing of HR 1264

Epping, NH— Today, Naomi Andrews, Candidate for Congress in New Hampshire's First Congressional District, released the following statement after Governor Sununu signed HR 1264.

“This is a sad day for voting rights in our state and country.  Governor Sununu said repeatedly that he would not sign this bill into law. He went back on his word today and we will not forget,” said Naomi Andrews. “We know that voter suppression is the legislative intent of this bill.  And we know that this will make it more difficult for countless voters in our state, but particularly students. I stand with the many people of New Hampshire, including members of the Governor’s own ‘Millenial Advisory Council,’ in opposition of this now law.”

Candidate Andrews supports voting rights and removing barriers to make voting easier and more accessible. Andrews supports HR 2978, The Voting Rights Advancement Act. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which prevented many states and localities from limiting access to the ballot, was nullified by the Supreme Court in 2013.  HR 2978 bill would restore much of Section 5 by use of a different formula.  

HB 1264 does not come into effect until July 1, 2019 and does not impact this fall’s primary and general elections.

 

Naomi Andrews