Governor Nixon Vetoes Voter I.D. Bill

June 17, 2011

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Today, after much speculation, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, vetoed a Republican sponsored bill aimed at forcing all voters to show identification to vote in the state of Missouri. Opponents of this bill argued the legislation did nothing to address voter fraud in the state of Missouri and that there is no evidence to suggest voter fraud is taking place in large numbers in the state.

Governor Nixon had this say on why he signed the bill with his veto pen:

This new mandate would disproportionately impact senior citizens and person with disabilities, among others who are qualified to vote and have been lawfully voting since becoming eligible to do so, but are less likely to have a driver’s license or government-issued photo ID.

Missourinet has more on this story here.

Read Governor Nixon’s entire veto letter below.

UPDATED: – Rachel Maddow devoted a portion of her show last evening discussing Republicans plan to suppress the will of the voters and how Governor Jay Nixon is standing up and saying no in the state of Missouri.

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