Skip to comments.Nixon vetoes voter-ID and early-voting legislation (Missouri)
Posted on 06/18/2011 8:53:43 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
JEFFERSON CITY | Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed legislation that would have required voters to show photo identification at the polls and allowed some ballots to be cast before Election Day.
In his formal veto message, Nixon said the bill would disenfranchise voters...
(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...
A veto is possible however, we have our RINOS too.
This is a battle we need to win before 2012. The article states
Were both of those issues in the same bill? If I were gov, I'd sign half of it.
Oh, right, just for voting...
(that’s a blast from the past, isn’t it?)
In Barry’s new American banana republic, preventing voter fraud is now known as “disenfranchising” DemocRAT “voters” who are so worthless and ignorant that they can’t seem to be able to come up with a voter I.D. in order to vote. Now that’s pretty ignorant if you ask me. People this worthless and ignorant shouldn’t be voting anyway. IMHO.
Also, ID will no longer be required to enter a government building, enroll in public school, buy liquor or tobacco, cash checks, apply for unemployment, welfare or social security, check out a library book, to fly, buy a bus or train ticket, obtain a passport, or open any kind of credit account
lest people be disenfranchised
Yet we need an ID to get a job, cash a check, to buy cigarettes, alcohol (which I’m sure the dem voters do), open a bank account, and a lot of other things. But asking someone to show an ID to vote would “disinfranchise” them. The dems promote voter fraud - simple as that.
We have a voter ID requirement in Michigan now. Look what happened.
We won the governor’s mansion, 2 US house seats, attorney general, secretary of state, several state senate seats, several state house seats, and a state supreme court seat.
“In his formal veto message, Nixon said the bill would disenfranchise voters who dont have access to a photo ID or the documents necessary to obtain one, such as a birth certificate. Specifically, he said access to the ballot box could be limited for seniors and the disabled.”
So, how’d they get registered to vote in the first place with no birth certificate or ID? Hmmm?
Unfortunate name for a guy with possible higher political ambitions.
Unfortunately early voting is on the table here. Unbelievable. I just wrote my Senator on facebook to find out what is going to be done.
EXCELLENT POINT! Thank you for the reminder.
Well that might happen in St. Louis or KC but that won’t happen in the smaller towns. They’ll get their clock cleaned around here.
Time to make the law actually work for the rest of us = sue merchants, banks, airlines, TSA, etc. for demanding photo ID to conduct other types of business, as it must also "disenfranchise" minorities, elderly types and single women!
“We won the governors mansion, 2 US house seats, attorney general, secretary of state, several state senate seats, several state house seats, and a state supreme court seat.”
Well done. Love your state. One of two snow states where I really felt at home.
Yes...life is a *itch isn’t it? So unfair...
Would an override be possible?
Put a photo on their EBT cards.
The ONLY reason to oppose voter ID, is to SUPPORT VOTER FRAUD!
Republicans are in control but...we have RINOS. Nixon vetoed the redistricting map and that veto was overridden so..hopefully that will happen in this case.
A Democrat in favor of enabling voter fraud?? Gee...seems IMPOSSIBLE, doesn’t it!!!
eww that’s a great idea!
The Great State of Misery!
You really have to wonder why the Republican leadership has not made this a big issue in the last dozen elections. I guess the real answer to that question is too unthinkable since only two reasons come quickly to mind, stupidity, or complicity.
“...disenfranchise voters... “
This is code speak that means “Stop Democrat voting fraud.”
If they can get some kind of ID to get food stamps, public housing, SSI, Medicaid..., they can show an ID for voting. If they work, they should already have an ID. The only “disenfranchised voters” are illegals who shouldn’t be voting, and military personnel who Democrats manage to exclude.
All Dems should be run out on a rail (even the dead ones)
I’ll take my state over your dumbass state anyday
Actually it is code speak for allowing fraud. and you’re right on about the ID. It’s all a huge smoke screen just like “It’s for the children” BS. Make it sound like they are doing the ‘righteous’ thing.
How about the ‘disenfranchising’ of legal voters because their vote is
being negated by other’s illegal votes?
What crap. Fraud at the polls. Fraud in the White House.
Foregive me if I am wrong,
Isn’t Missouri one of the states that is about as dirty as Chicago when election time comes???
Of course political machines have been voting dead peopleforever. I think Aaron Burr resorted to this in 1800 after he set up Tammany Hall. But the main thing is to organize down to local and get people to the polls. Next thing is to get observers into the polling places and make sure that the cheating is kept to a minimum. All this takes boots on the ground. Inevitably some precincts are as hard to police as a Taliban village.
The fraud, as in other states is extensive in the ‘Urban’ areas. St. Louis and Kansas City are problem areas. The remainder of the state, is less likely to experience the level of fraud that is present in those areas. You know...Holder’s peeps live in those areas.
Terrific analogy and so true.
Boehner and many others act like neutered servants of the empire instead of stand-up men fulfilling their Constitutional oaths.
Yes. Photo ID and Early Voting are part of the bill which Gov. Nixon vetoed, and part of the bill which passed and allows for voting on a constitutional amendment to allow both of those provisions.
Nixon vetoed the bill putting them into place immediately, and I don't disagree with him. While I agree with photo ID, I do not like the idea that people can vote up to 11 days early. What would prevent someone [read "dishonest Democrat"] from voting in different precincts with picture A on day 11 before Election Day, with picture B on day 7 before Election Day, with picture C on day 4 before Election Day, and picture D on Election Day? Four votes, all with photo IDs!
IMO, the governor's veto of this bill was a good thing.
The proposed constitutional amendment can still be approved (I don't think the actual date it will appear on the ballot has been announced yet), with two bills - one for photo ID and one for early voting - introduced and passed by the General Assembly later, in conjunction with the newly-passed amendment (assuming it passes).
Quoth silverleaf: Also, ID will no longer be required to ...
Does this mean I don’t have to show ID to get OTC cold medication? (sarcasm)
In Mississippi the Secretary of State said fraudulent votes accounted for 5 to 6% of the vote total. This makes my vote worth .95% thereby disenfranchising me.
While working on the petition drive to get VOTER ID on the 2011 ballot ( which was successful )I read a paper from a law school in NY, I think it was NYU and they were against VOTER ID, they concluded that “FRAUD ONLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE CLOSE ELECTIONS ANYWAY” which I believe proves my point that we should have VOTER ID.
Gee, you guys,
Y’all arguing about corruption and in the meanwhile Mass has had its THIRD SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN A ROW convicted of malfeasance of some sort in office.
Three in a row.
Peet...I think every state is infected with corruption. And if it has an urban jungle...that is where the heart of it is. (imo)
Disgusting about Mass...just shows how deeply the roots of corruption are.
Seriously I’ve heard horror stories about St. Louis voting.
Yeah yeah, Mass. politicians are corrupt and rabbits like carrots and the moon and sun comes up in the east. What ya got that’s news???
You are probably a responsible, taxpaying citizen. Your vote doesn’t count. Quitcherbitchin’, shutup, pay up, and as Bogie said “You’ll take it and like it” as he slapped Peter Lorrie(sp)across the face.
Quote: Yeah yeah, Mass. politicians are corrupt and rabbits like carrots and the moon and sun comes up in the east. What ya got thats news???
*chuckle* So true, Mr. Boucher, so true...
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