A failed fix to a bad bill
Gov. Bob McDonnell’s amendments to voter identification legislation are proving to be an aggravation before the measure becomes law.
Gov. Bob McDonnell cannot control his urge to try to fix every dumb and defective bill adopted by legislators. But some of the 130 measures he amended this spring are beyond repair and should instead have been dispatched with a stroke of his veto pen.
Take the unwarranted and shamelessly punitive legislation (H.B. 9 and S.B. 1) that threatens to disqualify thousands of legitimate votes cast by people who fail to bring identification to the polls.