Yesterday, both the Florida and Missouri House of Representatives passed constitututional amendments to uphold secret ballot elections.
In Florida, the House passed the proposed constitutional amendment 74-44. A similar measure remains in committee in the Senate. If approved, the constitutional amendment will go on the ballot in 2010.
In Missouri, the House approved the constitutional amendment 83-74. If it clears the Senate, the constitutional amendment will be up for voter approval.
Interesting note: some of the legislators who voted against protecting the secret ballot were union members. For example, Rep. Michael Frame of Eureka, MO: “We’re right, they’re wrong. We have the truth, they have a bunch of lies.” The Kansas City Star was diligent enough to report that “according to his official biography, Frame is employed by Service Employees International Union Local-1.”