New Jersey Governor Thug Christie finally got off his butt and did something about that pesky voting-rights legislation sitting on his desk. He vetoed it, because it simply wouldn't do to have all those voters actually voting.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation Monday that would have added 1.6 million new voters to the state’s rolls and made New Jersey the third state in the country to adopt automatic voter registration.
After sitting on the “Democracy Act” for almost five months, the governor and Republican presidential candidate vetoed his third voting rights-related bill in three years, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. Christie has previously said that he does not support making it easier for residents of his state to vote.
“In New Jersey, we have early voting that are available to people,” he said in June. “I don’t want to expand it and increase the opportunities for fraud.”
But Analilia Mejia, the director of New Jersey Working Families, which spearheaded the initiative to have lawmakers introduce the legislation, told ThinkProgress earlier this year that the bill would not be “reinventing the wheel.”
“Most of these things have been moved and adopted in other states successfully,” she said. “It’s just mind-bending that a governor of a state would be against every single one of his citizens having full ease and access to participate in the voting process.”
Yes, that non-existent fraud that's nothing more than a deflection for how they suppress the vote and try to steal elections. Please.