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Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:19 AM

Voter ID proposal draws crowd of opponents on final day of legislative hearings

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Martha Stoddard

LINCOLN — The latest proposal to require voter identification in Nebraska drew a crowd of opponents to the last day of legislative hearings.

But State Sen. Andrew La Grone of Gretna, the chief sponsor of Legislative Resolution 292CA, was undaunted. He said he introduced the proposal because he wants to ensure that voter ID remains part of the conversation about election integrity and public confidence in elections.

“Voter ID is the issue I hear most from my constituents,” he said. “They view it as a commonsense approach to securing our elections against any other form of interference.”

Opponents, however, said the proposal targets a problem that does not exist and it would effectively keep some people from voting, particularly minority, low- income, elderly and disabled people who are more likely than others to lack government-issued photo IDs.

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/voter-id-proposal-draws-crowd-of-opponents-on-final-day/article_145107dc-c4c0-5464-8cd6-9d59d99af69d.html

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:24 AM

1. Just another name for VOTER SUPPRESSION...

Making people jump through hoops with having to have boatloads of Documents in hand to get IDs. Birth Certificates, Marriage Locenses, Divorce Papers, Home title papers, Social Security Card applications, etc. All these documents cost money to get notarized copies of.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:25 AM

2. I'm sure his constituents would also want international election observers there as well

That would really make sure there is public confidence in elections.

Why not personally invite some over, Mr. Senator?

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:29 AM

3. Oh, I think the gop

already has Russian oversight controllers in their party. What we need is a large voter registration drive, ensuring EVERY eligible voter has identification plus a way to reach the voting booth.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:31 AM

4. We should just have automatic registration

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:44 AM

5. The crooked trying to keep the heat on the non-crooks

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:59 AM

6. We need a Supreme Court that upholds voting rights.

The 15th Amendment guarantees that the right to vote cannot be denied based on 'race, color, or previous condition of servitude.' One can logically conclude that the requirement to produce a photo ID is not required by the US Constitution and is a denial or abridgment of the right to vote.

The 19th Amendment finally gave women the right to vote. Conservatives on the Court are fond of using the originalist argument when it suites their political preferences, yet they are often willing to let states abridge rights, especially for minorities, when it comes to voting rights and abortion.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 09:05 AM

7. Most of all what WE NEED is TRUMP GONE! Then over time we can hopefully mend the harm he has done.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 09:29 AM

8. Conflating Russian interference with voter ID

Conning people who have heard of issues with foreign interference by trying to make them think voter ID would help.


Ahole.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:53 AM

9. Not what trump has done to the farmers..............but outright discrimination for voters

who parents or family members or friends in some cases fought in past wars so that everyone could vote...................and some died......................and he is a standing member of the Federalist Society.......................enough said

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/186023/andrew-la-grone

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:26 PM

10. This guy is full of BS...I guarantee you that this isn't the issue that voters are bringing to ...

the table. I suspect that in Nebraska, farmers are griping about rump's tariffs, and stuff, w/ regard to the sale of their food stocks.

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