MANCHESTER – Today, Kevin Smith, Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire, made the following statement regarding the vote to override the veto of the voter ID legislation:
“Requiring voters to present photo identification is a common sense thing to do. If we can require someone to show photo ID when applying for a library card, then certainly it makes sense to do so to protect the integrity of our elections. The legislation is a reasonable approach to this issue, and I commend the Senate and House for supporting this bill and overriding the Governor’s veto.
“I know the New Hampshire Democrat Party will demagogue today’s vote as a partisan act, but Rhode Island, one of the most liberal states in the country with overwhelming Democrat majorities in its legislature, passed a voter ID law last year. New Hampshire should do no less in ensuring the integrity of its own election process.”