NH Governor Vetoes Voter Suppression Bill

Gov. John Lynch (D-NH) has vetoed SB 318, a bill to require voters show photo identification or “execute a qualified voter affidavit.” Lynch objected to provisions in the bill requiring that after August 2013, photo identifications issued by state, county and municipal governments, valid student identifications, and other photo identification determined by election officials to be legitimate would not be deemed valid photo identification — a system he called “far more restrictive than necessary.” It is unclear whether supporters will have the necessary votes to override Lynch’s veto.