Democrats Face Long Odds in Overriding Sununu’s Vetoes
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Lawmakers will return to Concord this month to try to salvage more than 50 bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, but the odds don’t look good based on a review of past votes.
While Democrats control both the House and Senate, they need some Republican support to reach the two-thirds majority required to override a veto. Only three of the 53 vetoed bills originally passed the House by that margin. One of them — abolishing the death penalty — already has become law after lawmakers overrode the veto in May.