WHAT WAS SAID
“Nikki Haley is relying on Democrats and liberals to infiltrate your Republican major.”
— Former President Donald J. Trump during a New Hampshire rally Wednesday
That is false.
Mr. Trump has falsely and repeatedly instructed in latest days that certainly one of his Republican rivals, Nikki Haley, is relying on Democrats to win the Republican presidential major in New Hampshire subsequent week. In actual fact, registered Democrats can’t vote within the state’s Republican major — although voters who aren’t affiliated with a celebration can.
Throughout a rally on Wednesday in Portsmouth, N.H., Mr. Trump requested of the state’s Republican governor, Chris Sununu, who has endorsed Ms. Haley: “However why does he permit Democrats to vote within the Republican major?”
A day earlier, in Atkinson, N.H., Mr. Trump made related claims. “As , Nikki Haley specifically is relying on the Democrats and liberals to infiltrate your Republican major. You realize that, that’s what’s taking place. You’ve a gaggle of individuals coming in that aren’t Republicans.”
In New Hampshire, undeclared voters — usually referred to as merely independents — can select to vote in both the Democratic or the Republican presidential major, although not in each, because the New Hampshire secretary of state’s web site explains. The voters develop into registered members of the get together they choose, although they will return to being an undeclared voter after the first, if they need.
However to ensure that registered Democrats to vote within the state’s Republican major, they wanted to have modified their get together affiliation months in the past: The deadline was Oct. 6.
It’s price noting that these guidelines have been in place in 2016, when Mr. Trump won New Hampshire’s primary throughout his first bid for president.
Ms. Haley, who served as Mr. Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, has been courting the state’s unbiased voters. On Friday, she pushed back on Mr. Trump’s claims and different assaults, accusing her former boss of pushing “too many lies.”