How’s That Super Majority Working for Us?
This week marks the official end of the legislative term with a super majority in both the House and Senate. I was elected when we were in the majority, but never a super majority. A super majority means that with 2/3 of the officeholders in each chamber are Republicans. They have enough votes to override a veto from the Governor. You would think with an overwhelming majority of Republicans, they would act like they owned the place. How did that help those who consider themselves to be conservative? Not so well.
While reading about some of their accomplishments, I couldn’t help but feel like it was a great victory for the Democrats. Since I was in office, the Democrats wanted to have early voting because early voting makes it easier to manipulate the system. The Republicans were opposed to early voting because it invites fraud, bullying and wastes taxpayer dollars for no apparent reason. In addition to this, it has not proven to increase voter participation, which is its only selling point. Yet, this session, the Republicans voted to give this legislative victory to the Democrats.