You would think, by this point, that Republican politicians would get the clue about what their constituents want. After all, these people want to get re-elected, right?
But one governor in a state with numerous allegations of election fraud in the most recent elections is, apparently, clueless about this. Why do I say that? Because that governor vetoed bills that are incredibly important to conservatives in America. Jack Phillips writes,
Arizona Republican Governor Ducey vetoed 22 bills on May 28, including measures relating to election integrity and Critical Race Theory, arguing that lawmakers need to focus on passing a budget.
“Today, I vetoed 22 bills. Some are good policy, but with one month left until the end of the fiscal year, we need to focus first on passing a budget. That should be priority one. The other stuff can wait,” Ducey wrote on Twitter. The governor, a Republican, said he won’t sign any more bills until a budget is passed.
Republicans in the state, including Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, noted that some of the bills that were vetoed include an election integrity measure and a bill that would prohibit entities from using taxpayer funds to promote the quasi-Marxist Critical Race Theory.
According to the Arizona Legislature’s website, House Bill 2792—which would bar the mass mailing of ballots to residents who did not request them—was vetoed on May 28 by the governor. The measure would make it a felony for an election official to send a ballot to a voter who hadn’t made that request.
Ducey also vetoed a bill to ban racist Critical Race Theory training for government employees.
What in the world is this guy thinking?
I get the need for a budget, but with conservative Americans still incensed about the November 2020 and January 2021 elections because of the election fraud which they believe very clearly happened, why wouldn’t Ducey go ahead and vote to keep election theft from happening in future elections? And why wouldn’t he want to stop any racist CRT training in the Arizona government? It’s another issue that is very important to conservative voters.
This is a situation in which Ducey should have struck while the iron was hot and signed those two bills into law, but, now, he may have missed that opportunity forever. We’ll see if Arizona voters forgive him for this screw up.