This week, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch vetoed a photo-ID bill that had been passed by the Republican legislature. In so doing, he joined Governors Bev Perdue of North Carolina, Jay Nixon of Missouri, Brian Schweitzer of Montana, and Mark Dayton of Minnesota, all of whom have vetoed similar legislation that would have restricted voters’ access to the ballot box. In response, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said:
The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. Any attempt to infringe upon that right or impede Americans’ ability to choose their own leaders is an unconscionable attack on the democratic values that set our nation apart. I applaud Governor Lynch and all the Democratic governors across this country who have taken a stand to defend Americans’ right to vote by vetoing Republican photo-ID legislation and similar bills. There is quite simply no good reason for Republicans to continue pushing such legislation. It is expensive, unnecessary, and harmful, and I will continue to fight with Democratic leaders across this country to stop Republicans from manipulating Americans’ constitutional rights for partisan gain.