Judge hears challenges to Nevada voter ID measure

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Updated: 5/07 6:25 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment pushed by conservative activist Sharron Angle to require photo identification to vote comes under scrutiny as a judge hears challenges to the initiative.

Carson City District Judge James Russell will hold two hearings Wednesday on separate lawsuits challenging to the proposed Voter ID Initiative.

The measure supported by Angle's political action committee, Our Vote Nevada, would require voters to have photo identification to cast a ballot. It also would require election officials to issue free cards to anyone who does not have valid photo identification issued by a government entity.

One lawsuit challenging the initiative was filed on behalf of two voters by lawyers with ties to the Democratic Party.

The other was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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guyvacho - 5/7/2014 11:10 AM
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I have to show ID when I pay my cable bill in person, there is no reason not to show your ID to vote. no brainer.

Speed - 5/7/2014 10:45 AM
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The ONLY reason NOT to require a Picture ID to VOTE is if you're planning to CHEAT. There's absolutely NO other valid reason.

oldguy - 5/7/2014 8:54 AM
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And yet we need photo ID to get on a plane or drive a car. Pure politics.
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