Trump supporters flood N.H. election office with calls after false claims about ballot access

The New Hampshire secretary of state’s office was flooded with hundreds of calls Monday from Donald Trump supporters seeking reassurance that the former president is going to be on the ballot next year after conservative talk show host Charlie Kirk falsely told listeners the state is trying to sideline Trump.

Secretary of State David Scanlan told NBC News that he is “not seeking to remove any names from the presidential primary ballot, and I have not said that I am seeking to remove any names from the presidential primary ballot.”

But Scanlan does expect there to be challenges to Trump’s qualification to run in the state under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which says no person can hold public office who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the U.S. A Republican former Trump ally-turned-opponent met with Scanlan recently to make his case on the subject.

New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan. Matthew Hinton / AP file

The result: the latest example of Trump supporters’ turning an election administration office into a partisan battlefield as they ingest conspiracy theories and vent at a system they’ve been told is rigged against the former president. 

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