Several New Hampshire towns are asking Gov. Chris Sununu to investigate claims of voter fraud made by President Donald Trump. Webster’s select board signed its letter at a meeting Monday evening. “All municipalities, including Webster, take great pride in the integrity of our elections and the way in which they are managed by municipal employees and dedicated volunteers,” the letter reads. Referencing Trump’s claims that both he and Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost in New Hampshire because “thousands” of voters were illegally bused in from Massachusetts, the Webster select board said these allegations reflect poorly on New Hampshire and “deserve serious attention.”
Since the White House has not yet furnished evidence for these claims, Webster officials asked that Sununu conduct his own investigation.
Numerous fact-checks and a Dartmouth College research group have shown the accusations to be unsupported, and numerous state election officials have disputed the claims.
“(The board) requests that the administration retract its comments if found to be baseless,” the letter reads. “If this matter is not brought to resolution, the taint of corruption will remain in people’s minds, with adverse impacts to our State and its reputation.”