In the Granite State, Bannon Says President Trump lost NH because of Illegal Voters
MANCHESTER — Just days after a historic red to blue flip in the Manchester mayoral election, former White House Chief strategist for President Donald Trump and chief executive of Breitbart News Steve Bannon was met with applause and protest when he spoke in the Queen City.
Bannon told a group of mostly conservatives Thursday night that he would bet money that illegal voters were the reason Trump lost New Hampshire’s four electoral votes last November.
In a room of nearly 200 people, Bannon promised to prove his claim that about 3,600 NH votes are still unaccounted for, and that is the reason why Hillary Clinton won the state’s electoral votes.
“I’m prepared to put my money where my mouth is, that we won the state of New Hampshire,” Bannon said.
In New Hampshire, Bannon said there were 6,540 same-day registers. Those voters needed to get New Hampshire driver's licenses by Jan. 7. Bannon claims only 1,014 of the 6,540 obtained those licenses.
The self-declared “right-wing militarist” said the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which includes New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, is looking into this situation.
Bannon called out the Washington Post and other “main street media,” calling them the “opposition party.”
He also dismissed recent sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Bannon acknowledged the infamous Billy Bush-Trump tapes that were released, but he said he had been confident voters would overlook the controversy.
“They don’t care about locker-room talk; they care about this country,” Bannon said.
Before the event started, protesters crowded outside the Executive Court in Manchester. They held light-up letters that spelled out, “No hate, Granite State.”
Cars driving by the busy road beeped horns either against or in support of the protesters. Inside the hall, Bannon received nothing but applause.
Bannon was preceded by former state Rep. Steve Stepanek and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Both praised Trump and Bannon, calling them exactly what the Republican party needed last November.
Lewandowski said that Bannon reinforces “the message of the Trump administration, which is to drain the swamp.”
Stepanek said he thinks 2018 will be a very successful year for the New Hampshire Republican party.
The evening with Bannon was hosted by 603 Alliance, a conservative group Granite State group that supports like-minded candidates. Benefits of the night would go toward their “Initiative 18” project, an effort to control the run for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2018.