- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A proposed ballot measure that would require Nebraska voters to show government-issued identification at the polls has stalled in the Legislature.

Senators voted 24-18 on Thursday to force an end to legislative debate on the issue, nine short of what supporters needed.

The measure’s sponsor, Sen. John Murante, of Gretna, says lawmakers were too divided to hold a civil conversation and compromise on the issue.


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Opponents say the measure is discriminatory and infringes on the constitutional rights of minorities, including elderly and low-income populations. They also say voter fraud is not a widespread problem in the state.

Murante says voter fraud is a deeply concerning problem for constituents and requiring photo identification is a simple solution.



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