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Wed Dec 30, 2020, 01:04 AM

New Hampshire Democrats decry drive-in voting session

A plan to assemble the New Hampshire House of Representatives in a parking lot and carry out a “drive-in” voting session next month has set off new concerns from Democrats, who say that it excludes members with disabilities – and could lead to a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

House Republican leadership has announced an intention to hold the Jan. 6 “Convening Day” at the University of New Hampshire, this time by having each member sit in their own vehicle and listen to speeches and vote from there.

The 400 representatives would space their cars out using every other parking space, according to a plan from UNH distributed to House representatives on Monday by the Speaker's office. Lawmakers would listen to speeches using an FM radio broadcast.

But three House Democrats with disabilities have written letters to acting-Speaker Sherman Packard saying that sitting for several hours in a vehicle would not be feasible for them.

Read more: https://www.concordmonitor.com/New-Hampshire-Democrats-oppose-drive-in-voting-plan-Legislature-Republicans-38029204

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Wed Dec 30, 2020, 01:32 AM

1. 400 reps for such a small state seems excessive nt

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