New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not your friend, and it has nothing to do with his weight.
Yesterday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed a bill that would have allowed in-person early voting in his state for 14 days prior to elections. Christie’s veto statement claimed that expanding the franchise in this way would be too expensive and also that early voting “risks the integrity and orderly administration of our elections by introducing a new voting method and process.” He also claims that the state’s current system allowing early voters to vote by mail is sufficient.
There is no reason to veto a bill designed to make voting easier that was passed by your elected representatives. That is unless you view increased participation at the ballot box as a bad thing.
Christie’s charge that it “risks the integrity” of their elections is a dog-whistle for non-existent voter fraud.