Skip to comments.Voter ID is back after all (NM Rep lawmaker says constituents changed her mind)
Posted on 01/18/2013 6:46:37 PM PST by Kolath
SANTA FE -- State Rep. Cathrynn Brown, reversing herself based on her constituents' wishes, said Wednesday she will introduce a bill requiring identification to vote.
Brown, R-Carlsbad, had said only two weeks ago that she would not offer a voter ID bill this session because it had no chance to pass.
"I changed my mind after hearing from my constituents," she said in an interview. "The prevailing view is that election integrity is too important not to do anything."
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Good, bring it on.
And her constituents had to convince her of this?
America is in dire need of comprehensive voter reform. The 2012 election was a joke. Not funny. Just a joke. A lot of people should be in jail for their part in that fiasco.
Too bad she didn’t take it in a timely fashion.
This gives her 18 months to change her mind again. Thanks Kolath.
The sad truth of the matter is that Cathryn is correct in stating the bill has no chance of being passed. It is a yearly ritual and in prior sessions other representatives have introduced similar legislation. I have helped collect thousands of signatures for Rep Dianne Hamilton when she has introduced similar bills through the years. As long as the democrats have a majority none will pass even though a comprehensive survey has clearly shown that by far the majority of New Mexicans are pro voter ID. I personally have come to the conclusion that the whole thing is a dog and pony show as are much of the elections in New Mexico.
Flip flop voter. No trust. People like her have no business being in Congress, much less representatives of the people.
Do they have an initiative process in NM? If a majority of voters in NM are pro voter ID, then a voter’s initiative should pass to make it state law.