New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, left, as he waits for a presidential candidate to to file to be placed on the New Hampshire primary ballot. Gardner is the long-serving top election official in the country and has been accused of downplaying election security.

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, left, as he waits for a presidential candidate to to file to be placed on the New Hampshire primary ballot. Gardner is the long-serving top election official in the country and has been accused of downplaying election security.