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Maybe it's because he's based in Washington, D.C. and not Missouri, but Grover Norquist gets things wrong about Missouri... a lot. Especially when it comes to ALEC's so-called 'Right to Work' bills.
Prior to veto session, Norquist was confident HB 116, ALEC's so-called 'Right to Work' bill sponsored by Rep. Burlison, would be overridden.
Right to Work passed in Missouri Senate 21/13 and in House 92/66. We are now 3-5 votes away from 2/3 in House needed to override. Senate ok— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) September 14, 2015
Liberty on the march: Vote Wednesday in the Missouri state legislature to override Gov. Nixon's veto of Right to Work: Vote count looks good— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) September 14, 2015
"Vote count looks good" is only accurate if he meant votes for Missouri workers since the override attempt wasn't even close. Instead of being 3-5 votes short, the bill was 13 short of an override.
And it's not just last week that Norquist has failed at pushing 'Right to Work' bills in Missouri. In 2014, he also advocated for a 'Right to Work' bill to pass. It didn't.
Then there's this, a complete misrepresentation of the strong bipartisan opposition so-called 'Right to Work' legislation has faced in Missouri:
8 Rs voted down Right to Work in Missouri Anne Zerr Kathie Conway Kevin Corlew Shane Roden Sheila Solon Kevin Engler Linda Black Bill Kidd— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) September 21, 2015
While yes it's true those 8 Republicans voted against ALEC's bill in the House, there were 12 other Republicans who did the same. And still, that's ignoring the Senate GOP opponents to the bill.
In total, 20 Republicans voted against HB 116 at last week's veto session.
Norquist is just one more example of out-of-state, out-of-touch, special interest lobbies we don't need in Jefferson City.