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New Hampshire: Election Denial in Races for Election Administration Positions

A collection of examples illustrates the prevalence of election denial in 2022 contests for the offices that will run the next elections in New Hampshire.

Published: March 29, 2022
Illustration featuring the state of New Hampshire
Brennan Center for Justice
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Below, we compile quotes from campaigns’ ads, websites, social media posts, and state­ments repor­ted in the media that illus­trate endorse­ment or oppos­i­tion to elec­tion denial — claims that the process or result of the last pres­id­en­tial elec­tion was ille­git­im­ate. Each of the candid­ates is running for an office that will play a role in admin­is­ter­ing future elec­tions in New Hamp­shire. Inform­a­tion about the finan­cing of these campaigns and those in other battle­ground states can be found here.

Governor

Chris Sununu

Governor Chris Sununu (R), in response to claims that a vote count­ing issue in Wind­ham showed wide­spread fraud in the state, said: “A discrep­ancy of 300 votes out of over 800,000 cast does not consti­tute ‘massive elec­tion fraud.’” He said Trump was “misin­formed” about the issue, and that “there has been abso­lutely no evid­ence of fraud or corrup­tion in our elec­tions.”

Karen Test­er­man

Karen Test­er­­­man (R), a former member of the Frank­lin City Coun­­­cil, said in an inter­­view about her campaign announce­­ment that she does not believe Trump lost the elec­­tion in New Hamp­shire. She has said there is wide­s­pread elec­­tion fraud in the state and that “votes are not being coun­­ted accur­ately to say the least.” In early 2021, Test­er­­­man was one of the signat­or­ies of a docu­­ment that called for the “termin­a­­tion of the state, ” proclaim­ing that the New Hamp­shire govern­­ment was ille­­git­­im­ate and the 2020 elec­­tions were “void for fraud.”