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7.27.23 email to NH SOS

A Thank you to Former NH state rep Anne Copp and NH patriot Chris Noyes.

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Good evening, Secretary of State David Scanlan, Deputy Secretary Erin Hennessey, and Attorney Bud Fitch,


This email is sent regarding the upcoming Public Electronic Ballot Counting Device Demonstration, scheduled at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH this coming Tuesday, August 2, 2023.


All public officials in this State shall take notice to wit and conduct themselves accordingly.


For the NH Secretary of State’s office to uphold their duty to the State Constitution all electronic ballot counting devices in this State shall be discontinued immediately.  In summary here is why.


1. The legislator has no constitutional authority to amend how votes must be counted without the consent of the inhabitants protected by Part 1, art.1 and Part II, art. 100 of the Constitution of this State.

2.  NH RSA 656:40 was passed in 1979 under the color of law to utilize Electronic Ballot Counting Devices on a temporary basis and was initiated in violation of Part II art. 32 of the Constitution of this State because the language was not presented to the people as an amendment to the Constitution for their consent.

3.  Any use of ballot counting devices under the color of law by any city, town, or political subdivision of this state is unauthorized by the Constitution.  Such use infringes on the aforesaid rights.  When any city, town, or political subdivision steps beyond its bounds, it acts without authority.

4.  The following Opinion was Issued on August 28, 2020, by the SUPREME COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE:

“Indeed, “[n]o branch of State government can lawfully perform any act which violates the State Constitution.” LaFrance, 124 N.H. at 176. Burt v. Speaker, N.H. House of Representatives, 2020

5.  The Special Committee on Voter Confidence received evidence of election discrepancies regarding the Electronic Ballot Counting Devices used throughout the state during the 2020 general election.  This testimony was given by several NH citizens during the Committee’s May 13, 2022, May 24, 2022, June 7, 2022, July 12, 2022, and July 26,2022 public meetings. 


In addition.

Please take notice, in a Republic all power is vested in and derived from The People. In fact, this right is inherent in The People by decree of God and therefore no government can have any power unless it is granted by The People. We have granted government limited authority as described in Part 2 of the New Hampshire State Constitution. We have reserved for ourselves the Bill of Rights and exempted ourselves from the limited grant of authority which we delegate to our substitutes and agents to carry out our business and manage our affairs. As the Grantors of the Trust Indenture contract which you swear oath to uphold, we have full authority and power to require an exact and constant observance of the law from you.


New Hampshire Constitution Bill of Rights [Art 8] [Accountability of Magistrates and Officers;

Public’s Right to Know.] All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and always accountable to them. Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable, and responsive. To that end, the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records should not be unreasonably restricted. The public also has a right to an orderly, lawful, and accountable government. Therefore, any individual taxpayer eligible to vote in the State shall have standing to petition the Superior Court to declare whether the State or political subdivision in which the taxpayer resides has spent, or has approved spending, public funds in violation of a law, ordinance, or constitutional provision. In such a case the taxpayer shall not have to demonstrate that his or her personal rights were impaired or prejudiced beyond his or her status as a taxpayer. However, this right shall not apply when the challenged governmental action is the subject of a judicial or administrative decision from which there is a right of appeal by statute or otherwise by the parties to that proceeding.


New Hampshire Constitution Bill of Rights [Art 38] [Social Virtues Inculcated]  A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the Constitution, and a constant adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, industry, frugality, and all the social virtues, are indispensably necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty and good government; the people ought, therefore, to have a particular regard to all those principles in the choice of their officers and Representatives, and they have a right to require of their lawgivers and magistrates, an exact and constant observance of them, in the formation and execution of the laws necessary for the good administration of government.

Please take notice, when government agents do not follow the law, any proceedings that follow are null on their face.


Please take notice, that use of voting machines, rather than hand counting of ballots, is a nonobservance of the Constitutional provision for voting found in New Hampshire Constitution Part 2 Article 32.  This nonobservance of the prescribed law of Constitutional voting provision, automatically nullifies the result.


Please take notice, that this ruling affirms that voters are grieved when the Constitutional Provisions which, are the highest law of the state, are not observed.


Please take notice, that I know, the law was not followed when the New Hampshire State Legislature unconstitutionally amended NH Constitution Part 2 Art 32, by way of Legislative Act in 1979, rather than by way of NH Constitution Part 2 Article 100.


Please take notice, that there is only one lawful prescription to amend a constitutional provision. This lawful prescription for amending a constitutional article, is found in NH Constitution Part 2 Art 100. NH Constitution Part 2 Article 100 clearly shows that the prescription for amending an article is by way of a statewide ballot, which would need to receive two thirds of the eligible vote in order to amend. (See evidence below)

New Hampshire Constitution [Art 100] “....Each constitutional amendment proposed by the general court or by a constitutional convention shall be submitted to the voters by written ballot at the next biennial November election and shall become a part of the Constitution only after approval by two thirds of the qualified voters present and voting on the subject in the towns, wards, and unincorporated places.”


Please take notice, the custom of violating our State Constitutional provision for voting, does not in any way validate the practice, nor will it excuse knowingly and willfully violating the law in the next election.


Please take notice, neither legislature, nor municipality, can make any rules repugnant to our state constitution.


NH Part 2 [Art.] 5. [Power to Make Laws, Elect Officers, Define Their Powers and Duties, Impose Fines and Assess Taxes; Prohibited from Authorizing Towns to Aid Certain Corporations.] And farther, full power and authority are hereby given and granted to the said general court, from time to time, to make, ordain, and establish, all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, laws, statutes, ordinances, directions, and instructions, either with penalties, or without, so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this constitution, as they may judge for the benefit and welfare of this state, and for the governing and ordering thereof, and of the subjects of the same, for the necessary support and defense of the government thereof, and to name and settle biennially, or provide by fixed laws for the naming and settling, all civil officers within this state, such officers excepted, the election and appointment of whom are hereafter in this form of government otherwise provided for; and to set forth the several duties, powers, and limits, of the several civil and military officers of this state, and the forms of such oaths or affirmations as shall be respectively administered unto them, for the execution of their several offices and places, so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this constitution; and also to impose fines, mulcts, imprisonments, and other punishments, and to impose and levy proportional and reasonable assessments, rates, and taxes, upon all the inhabitants of, and residents within, the said state; and upon all estates within the same; to be issued and disposed of by warrant, under the hand of the governor of this state for the time being, with the advice and consent of the council, for the public service, in the necessary defense and support of the government of this state, and the protection and preservation of the subjects thereof, according to such acts as are, or shall be, in force within the same; provided that the general court shall not authorize any town to loan or give its money or credit directly or indirectly for the benefit of any corporation having for its object a dividend of profits or in any way aid the same by taking its stocks or bonds. For the purpose of encouraging conservation of the forest resources of the state, the general court may provide for special assessments, rates and taxes on growing wood and timber.


Please take notice, that as one of The People as seen in the New Hampshire State Constitution, I have authority, as shown in NH Constitution Part 1 Art 38, to require of you an exact and constant observance of the law.


Please take notice, pursuant to the NH State Constitution Part 1 Art 1, 8, 38, granting me authority to command, provided my wish is consistent with the NH State Constitution, my command must be obeyed.


Please take final notice, that it is my wish, order, and demand for The NH Secretary of Stste; Dave Scanlan to issue a cease-and-desist order suspending the use of electronic voting machines effective immediately, and return to a minimum of the three elected human officials described in the Part 2 Art 32, hand sorting and counting paper ballots, as is required by the law found in New Hampshire Constitution Part 2 Art 32.


New Hampshire Constitution Part 2 Senate Art 32 [Biennial Meetings, How Warned, Governed, and conducted; Return of Votes] The meetings for the choice of Governor, Council and Senators, shall be warned by warned by warrant from the selectmen, and governed by a moderator, who shall, in the presence of the selectmen ( whose duty it shall be to attend) in open meeting,  receive the votes of all the inhabitants of such towns and wards present, and qualified to vote for senators; and shall in said meetings, in presence of the said selectmen, and of the town or city clerk, in said meetings, sort and count the said votes, and make a public declaration thereof, with the name of every person voted for, and the number of votes for each person; and the town or city clerk shall make a fair record of the same at large, in the town book, and shall make out a fair attested copy thereof, to be by him sealed up and directed to the secretary of state within five days following the election, with a superscription expressing the purport thereof.


All public officials in this State shall take notice to wit and conduct themselves accordingly.


I, Regina M. Barnes, who dwelleth and hath my home in Rockingham County, swear that all the information provided above to be true and correct.


Thank you for your prompt attention to these concerns.


Regina Barnes

The NH Muckraker

Hampton, NH


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