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Lynch also said he vetoed it because, under the bill, a person without photo ID for the upcoming primary and general election would have to complete a qualified voter affidavit. He said that would create confusion, "slow the voting process and may result in the inability of eligible voters to cast their vote." The League of Women Voters emerged this spring as one of the groups opposing the bill.
House Speaker William O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, has made voter ID one of his legislative priorities. He insists fraud is poisoning the integrity of New Hampshire elections, and cites the James O'Keefe sting as an example.
The House/Senate convene Wednesday to take up veto messages, and several Republican candidates are working to muster enough votes to override the Lynch veto in this case.