Photo ID Bill Gets Filibuster Treatment

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Several Nebraska senators lined up in an attempt to draw out debate on a bill that would require Nebraska voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting their ballots.

A filibuster attempt to clog up legislation and basically talk the bill to death began Monday as lawmakers debated Legislative Bill 239.

After two-and-a-half hours of debate, the lawmakers adjourned and will pick up the issue again later.

Supporters of the bill say that it is needed to detect and discourage voter fraud. Opponents say voter fraud is not a problem in Nebraska, and this is an attempt to make it difficult for seniors, youth and low-income people to vote.

More than 20 Nebraska groups have protested the bill in several rallies at the Capitol this session.

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