Minnesota Senate Majority Leader David Senjem took a shot this morning at Gov. Mark Dayton, who 90 minutes earlier had symbolically vetoed the Voter ID bill.
Senjem called the veto “misleading” and “an obstruction to the democratic process.”
The governor’s ‘veto’ was ceremonial because proposed constitutional amendments passed by the Legislature go straight to a statewide ballot, regardless of what the governor does.
“Governor Dayton’s mock veto today of the Voter ID constitutional amendment is completely misleading and intervenes with a constitutional process allowed our citizens. After the historic votes in the House and Senate, Minnesotans will now have the opportunity to weigh in on whether a photo ID should be required in order to vote. The Governor’s action today misleads voters by suggesting the Governor has the authority to override the legislature’s right to place a question on the ballot. Governor Dayton acted today as an obstruction to the democratic process by undermining this important legislative measure.”