Holding Politicians Accountable

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A Missouri House Committee scheduled its hearing on controversial voter ID legislation at 6:45 am on Tuesday. Yes, 6:45 in the morning. Here’s Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s response:

"There is no reason that a public hearing of the Missouri House of Representatives should be held at 6:45 a.m. It is not open and honest government, and it creates an unnecessary hardship for Missourians interested in testifying on the legislation or just listening to the hearing."

The meeting has beenrescheduled to for 8 a.m. But, like Tim Gunn above, we are still shaking our head at an elected official deciding the best time to hold a hearing about legislation to make it harder to vote would be a time that would be hard for most people to get to.

A Missouri House Committee scheduled its hearing on controversial voter ID legislation at 6:45 am on Tuesday. Yes, 6:45 in the morning. Here’s Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s response:

"There is no reason that a public hearing of the Missouri House of Representatives should be held at 6:45 a.m. It is not open and honest government, and it creates an unnecessary hardship for Missourians interested in testifying on the legislation or just listening to the hearing."

The meeting has beenrescheduled to for 8 a.m. But, like Tim Gunn above, we are still shaking our head at an elected official deciding the best time to hold a hearing about legislation to make it harder to vote would be a time that would be hard for most people to get to.

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    Well, they must think they’re quite crafty… scheduling a meeting so early.
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    Missouri is, unfortunately, becoming a symbol of corrupt, non-transparent state government in a very, very bad way. We...
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