Voter ID Debate Rages on at State Capitol

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A bill that would require government-issued photo identification to vote in Nebraska is triggering a heated debate in the Legislature.

Opponents argued in a hearing Thursday that the measure was a solution in search of a problem. The voting-rights group Nebraskans for Civic Reform promised a lawsuit if the bill passes.

Supporters say the bill would protect the integrity of the state voting system. Doug Kagan of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom says anyone who is "too lazy" to get an ID probably wouldn't vote on Election Day.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont. Janssen, a Republican candidate for governor, has introduced similar measures before. Last year, a similar bill died after supporters failed to stop a filibuster against it.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 196178211