Is voter fraud a problem? President Trump said yes, though many others not only disagreed, they say his Election Integrity Commission is a threat to voting rights. The issue came to New Hampshire today at the commission’s second public meeting, just days after a report found that more than 6,000 out-of-state drivers’ license-holders registered to vote in New Hampshire on election day last November. Last week the commission’s vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach cited the report as “proof” of evidence of voter fraud. Today, Kobach seemed to back away from that claim, saying “specifically in the column it says it 'appears' that non-residents may have tipped the results...and I'm still wondering if that was the right word.” New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner responded, saying “The problem that has occurred because of what you wrote is that - the question of whether our election - as we have recorded it -is real and valid. And it is. It is real and valid.” Former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party Fergus Cullen and former Massachusetts GOP chair Jim Rappaport join Jim Braude to debate.
A wealthy New York businessman, gold decor and a flashy presidential candidate – sound familiar? That’s the subject of “The Golden House,” the latest of thirteen novels by author Salman Rushdie, who is best known for the Booker Prize-winning “Midnight’s Children.” Over the course of his career, Rushdie has taken on political turmoil – both historical and present – in India, Pakistan, Nicaragua and beyond. In “The Golden House,” which spans from Barack Obama’s inauguration and ends with the election of his successor, Rushdie took on modern-day American politics, with a less than flattering depiction of Donald Trump. Salman Rushdie joins Jim to discuss.
Jim weighs in on how credit agency Equifax has handled the hack on its data that affects 143 million people.