The son of New Hampshire's Senate majority leader was found to have voted in two states while a college student in 2008, the Union Leader reported Thursday.
The paper reports that Sebastian Bradley cast a vote in Colorado and an absentee ballot in New Hampshire during the 2008 election. At the time, Bradley was a student at Colorado State University and had registered to vote in both Larimer County, Colo., and in Wolfeboro, N.H. The Union Leader cited election records in Larimer County and with the Wolfeboro town clerk.
Bradley is the son of New Hampshire state Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), a former U.S. congressman who attempted a return to Washington in 2008.
Jeb Bradley told the Union Leader that he would need to talk to his son.
"He was a college student at the time. He was attending Colorado State University and if he voted in two places, it was clearly a mistake, if that's what he did," Bradley said.
Earlier this year, state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) was accused of committing voter fraud by the state GOP when she housed campaign workers from out of state and they registered to vote in New Hampshire. An investigation said no fraud occurred. Fuller Clark had said that she did not ask the workers to register to vote in the state.
Last year debate in the state House of Representatives over a voter ID bill took a contentious turn when state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R-Manchester) gave a Nazi salute on the House floor to then-Speaker William O'Brien (R-Mont Vernon) after O'Brien refused to allow Vaillancourt to address various issues in the bill that he opposed.
The concerns about voting in multiple states has been raised elsewhere by Republican lawmakers. This week, Kansas state Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) told HuffPost that he has heard cases of Missouri residents voting in Kansas elections.
Jeb Bradley, who had been mentioned as a possible candidate to run against either U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) or Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) next year, announced earlier this week that he would not run due to an illness in the family.
The New Hampshire Democratic Party released a statement saying that Republicans should look internally at voter fraud.
"If the NHGOP is actually looking for voter fraud, they should start the search their own Majority Leader's backyard. Mr. Bradley clearly voted twice during the 2008 election, once in Colorado and once in New Hampshire to help get his father back to Washington D.C.," state Democratic Party spokesman Harrell Kirstein said in a statement. "It is wrong for someone to vote twice in the same election, just as it is wrong for politicians to try to influence elections by discouraging voters that don't agree with them."
A spokesman for the New Hampshire Republican Party could not be reached for immediate comment.
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