Today the Senate and House compromised on their bills and finally passed a voter ID bill that will be in effect for the November 2012 elections. It’s long overdue that this bill was passed but at least it finally has gotten done and with a veto-proof majority. Governor Lynch (D) was able to veto the last voter ID that was passed with a simple majority. Many states are passing voter ID. laws because the majority of voters want these laws in place. Fully 75% of voters or more want voter ID. – Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike. It seems that only the far, far left wing progressives are the ones who do not want voter id. From the Union Leader:
The House voted 255-103 for a compromise bill requiring photo identification for voters at the polls beginning with November’s general election.
The agreement reached by negotiators combines the Senate and House versions of the bill, with the more lenient Senate version serving as a 15-month transition period and the more restrictive House version in place after Sept. 1, 2013. Voters would be required to present a photo ID at the November general election or sign an affidavit.