GOP Gov Vetoes Voter ID Bills

Friday, July 6th, 2012 and is filed under News

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While congressional Republicans are eschewing their principles in favor of vacuous compromises, a new crop of GOP governors are intrepidly implementing conservative reforms at a state level.  Well, that is except for Michigan governor Rick Snyder.  In 2010, we knew that we bought the farm by nominating the most liberal Republican in the primary for governor.  Although we didn’t expect Rick Snyder to veto voter ID laws. This, from Politico:

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed voter ID bills that his fellow Republicans call an attempt to crack down on voter fraud, and critics characterize as a move to disenfranchise minority groups.

Snyder on Tuesday rejected H.B. 5061 and S.B. 803 — both sponsored by Republican members of the Michigan Legislature – which would have required voters to prove U.S. citizenship in order to receive a ballot and a photo ID to pick up an absentee ballot.