N.H. AG Investigating Reports of Fraudulent Marsy's Law Calls

May 3, 2018

New Hampshire State House.
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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation into phone calls made to lawmakers about a proposed constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law.

In the days leading up to the vote on Marsy’s Law, several state representatives say they received strange calls from people who said they were reaching out in support of the amendment on behalf of other lawmakers or the Marsy’s Law campaign.

But those lawmakers and the Marsy’s Law campaign say they never made those calls.

Now the AG is looking into whether those calls violated statutes regarding telemarketing and political lobbying.

A spokesperson for Marsy’s Law says the calls were an underhanded and illegal tactic.

The House of Representatives voted down the amendment by a margin of 284-51.