Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown echoed Donald Trump’s concern over fraudulent voting in New Hampshire, citing the prevalance of college students in the region.

“People from Massachusetts could have gone up and voted that day and quite frankly some do,” Brown said on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting.” “It’s well known, it’s no secret.”

Brown believes that voter fraud — largely among college students — is so prevalent that it tilts the state to the left.

“So if kids are going to vote they need to have a license in New Hampshire,” he said. “They need to pay taxes, they need to do a whole host of things, apply for financial aid and residency, so they can take advantage — or not take advantage — of residency requirements of colleges and universities in New Hampshire. Then we’ll figure out if New Hampshire is really a red or blue state. I believe it is a red state.”

Trump alleged “millions” had voted illegally in the Granite State, posting on Twitter that in “addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” citing New Hampshire, Virginia and California as examples.

On Monday, New Hampshire’s deputy secretary of state, David Scanlan, said there’s no “indication of anything that widespread taking place in New Hampshire.”

“If he has evidence to the contrary, he should pass it along so we can act on it,” Scanlan said.

Brown said that thousands vote in New Hampshire by walking into a polling place without an ID and unregistered, claiming domicile, which allows for them to fill out an affidavit that allows them to vote.

“Domiciled means you stayed there before and you have the intent to live there in the future and in reality, they don’t,” he said.

Brown also told Herald Radio that he has personally recommended Mitt Romney for secretary of state to the president-elect.

“He has a good temperament and demeanor and he has a lot of respect around the world for his business dealings,” he said. “And I think it would certainly reassure our allies that we are going to be on a different trajectory than otherwise they are used to with this administration.”

Romney and Trump dined together in Manhattan last night in their second meeting as Trump weighs who to select for the key cabinet positions. Romney, who was notably critical of Trump during his campaign, praised Trump to the press after their meeting, saying that he was impressed with Trump’s cabinet selections thus far and hopeful that he’ll lead America to a better future.


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