Skip to comments.Gov. Rick Snyder expected to take 2nd look at vetoed election reform bills
Posted on 07/11/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek
LANSING, MI Three controversial election reform bills vetoed by Gov. Snyder last week could be headed back to his desk with technical issues cleared up.
Spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said Snyder does not believe the bills are voter suppression efforts as critics have charged.
He believes the right to vote is precious and a key to who we are as Americans.
Snyder was widely praised by liberal groups for vetoing three bills they charged were aimed at making it more difficult for elderly and minority voters to get to the polls and criticized by some Republicans, including House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, who said he was deeply disappointed.
I think because of the time of year it is, both sides made that more political than it was intended to be, Wurfel said.
Snyder on July 3 signed 11 bills of an election reform package supported by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, but rejected bills aimed at preventing voting fraud by requiring a voter to reaffirm U.S. citizenship before receiving a ballot and requiring photo identification when picking up an absentee ballot from a city office.
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I think the “Tough Nerd” is seeing no reelection over this issue.
Changing his mind is going to send the left off the rails with rage.
>>Changing his mind is going to send the left off the rails with rage.<<
That’ll be fun to watch, won’t it!?! XD
1. What's wrong with reaffirming US citizenship before taking an action that requires one to be a US citizen?
2. Getting access to the voting booth on election day requires a photo ID. What is wrong about requiring a photo ID to pick up a ballot? That's different? How?
I haven't followed Rick Snyder other than hearing that he wouldn't be confrontational like Scott Walker and this veto deal. How's he doing otherwise.
Voter registration is a legal action. Shouldn't a person in an organized voter registration effort have some basic information as to the legalities. This is voter suppression?
It'll be really fun to have Gov. Snyder do a 180 and sign the bills.
Here's the first line from the article: "Three controversial election reform bills...". Just remember "controversial" can be defined as 'something liberals don't like'. For example, ObamaCare is not "controversial". It's an effort to provide healthcare that's unfairly attacked by extremists. There's only illegitimate opposition to this good law. No controversy is involved.
FReeper Jenk calls him Rick (I’ll take it from here) Snyder which is pretty accurate. He signs nearly everything that’s sent to his desk which isn’t bad thing for a governor.
On the other hand he’s pro green energy, high speed rail, socialized medicine, etc. We’ve made strides fighting the unions but Snyder has dragged his feet every step of the way. When he signed the bill making stealth unionization illegal, he called it a legitimately negotiated contract and more than a year later the dues are still being taken. He wants to make Michigan a green technology based economy and wants to import labor to do it.
At best, he’s a big government moderate.
I personally believe he’s on the short list for VP.
I don’t know if you saw this. The story from a few days ago.