“I voted against Senate Bill 13, which eliminates straight-party voting. This bill is a solution in search of a problem. There is no uproar from election clerks, administrators and voters about issues relating to the current system of straight-party voting. Further — particularly egregious — the appropriation allocated in this bill is solely designed to deny citizens the right to subject this legislation to a referendum to repeal it, which they have time and time again.

“This bill is not good public policy, but purely a political maneuver by Republicans — and another attempt to make voting more difficult.”