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New Hampshire legislature overrides governor’s voter ID veto

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On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled Senate and House of New Hampshire overrode Democratic Gov. John Lynch’s veto of Senate Bill 289, which requires photo identification to be presented when voting. The override required a two-thirds majority in each chamber. It cleared the Senate by a margin of 18-5 and the House by 231-112.

Lynch had previously expressed concerns that voter ID laws would limit the constitutional right of citizens to vote. In a press release, he stated that “SB 289 would put into place a photo identification system that is far more restrictive than necessary.”

Republicans disagreed with Lynch: “Today, our citizens have to show an ID to get on a plane, on a bus, to pick up a package and to enter a federal building,” House Majority Leader Pete Silver stated. ”It certainly is not a major imposition to ask for a driver’s license or other ID in order to protect the integrity of voting.”

» 12 Comments

  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    June 29th, 2012

    YES! More DemocRAT governors ought to be ridden over . . . er… overridden.

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  2. persecutor

    June 29th, 2012

    And in a related story, the Governor announced that ACORN would receive a block grant to help dead New Hampshire voters cast their ballots.

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  3. Unneutral

    June 29th, 2012

    It’s a damn good start.

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  4. Tim

    June 29th, 2012

    Uh oh … the sheeple may be waking up.

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  5. MaryfromMarin

    June 29th, 2012

    Well done!

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  6. judgeroybean

    June 29th, 2012

    To this day the left has not been able to produce one legitimate voter who was denied the privilege of voting because they did not have proper ID. On the other hand, a relative with Down’s Syndrome, who can neither function in society nor communicate, magically appeared on the voter rolls as a democrat. Shazzam.

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  7. fina

    June 29th, 2012

    This is a BFD

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  8. Dr. Tar

    June 29th, 2012

    “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

    Winston Churchill November 1942

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  9. Extirpates

    June 29th, 2012

    in faith could this be a reaction to the dead people were photographed voting in the primary license?

    Sure hope so!!!

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  10. Extirpates

    June 29th, 2012

    Please delete “in faith”, a malfunction of a speech to text program.

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  11. boy howdy

    June 29th, 2012

    how bout that. a coupla folks with some sanity

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  12. bitterclinger

    June 29th, 2012

    New Hampshire is pretty damn impressive these days.

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