by: ABC 8 klkntv.com
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Members of more than 20 organizations are rallying against a bill that would require Nebraska voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting their ballots.
More than 70 people filled the rotunda at the Capitol on Tuesday in opposition to Legislative Bill 239. Lawmakers were scheduled to debate the measure Tuesday, but action was delayed until later. Several senators also plan a filibuster to kill the bill.
Adam Morfeld is the executive director of Nebraskans for Civic Reform. He says requiring voter ID is unnecessary. He says it’s costly to taxpayers and harms seniors and low-income citizens.
Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont is the sponsor of the ID bill.
He has said 46 states have reported voter fraud and Nebraska needs to improve its mechanisms to detect potential fraud.