Guam - While lawmakers will
be meeting in session for the next couple of days, Majority Leader Rory
Respicio says he will push for an override of vetoed Bill 413, otherwise known
as the Election Reform Bill. Respicio believes had the Governor Eddie Calvo
signed Bill 413 into law, several of the problems from the general election
could have been avoided.
He says the only way to move the bill forward is through bi-partisan
support. "So I think given the evidence of what transpired in this last
election will compel some members to reconsider their position on the bill and
vote for the override," he noted.
Bill 413 passed back in April straight down party lines. Shortly after
the governor vetoed the measure expressing concerns with certain provisions and
introduced his own version.
Respicio says the governor's version did not address
irregularities that were discovered during the 2010 election.