A day before Democrat senators hope to override the governor’s veto of Bill 413, which would rewrite Guam’s election laws, a hearing was held on election reform. Gov. Eddie Calvo vetoed the election reform bill. The Democratic leadership in the Guam Legislature pushed for the election reform legislation, and added a provision to audit the ballots from the 2010 gubernatorial race.
In the 2010 gubernatorial election, then-Sen. Eddie Calvo, a Republican, beat former Gov. Carl Gutierrez, a Democrat, by about 500 votes. The reform bill is meant to change the gubernatorial election results, Calvo has said. Sen. Rory Respicio said the bill “just requires that the Guam Election commission count ballots not counted before … it doesn’t order a run off.”