Suit challenges Nevada voter ID initiative

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Updated: 2/20 10:19 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An initiative proposed by conservative activist Sharron Angle to require photo identification in Nevada to vote is being challenged in a lawsuit that claims the measure is defective and unconstitutional.

The suit filed Wednesday in state court in Carson City argues the proposed constitutional amendment illegally commands the Legislature to enact the law and intrudes on powers reserved for the legislative branch.

Angle's initiative would require election officials to issue free voter identification cards that contain photographs to anyone who does not otherwise possess a valid photo ID issued by a government entity.

The lawsuit argues the free cards amount to an unfunded mandate and violates a constitutional provision requiring any initiative that involves an expense to include a funding source.

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Fred from Reno - 2/20/2014 5:22 PM
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I've been rocking the vote as a precinct captain for more than 20 years. There's no voter fraud. Sharron and her petition are a waste of time.

BR549 - 2/20/2014 5:03 PM
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I don't see the problem in showing I.D. to vote.Why wouldn't you want to? Everybody has some type of identification on them and you have to show it to cash a check or buy alcohol. Why should voting,which is much more important,be any different?

Nevadadad - 2/20/2014 1:21 PM
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Ah yes, the left wing wacko calling the right wing wacko black. Perfect!

vietnamvet25 - 2/20/2014 11:21 AM
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Can we use chickens to pay for the ID cards ...oops wrong right wing wacko that one is running for assistant governor. The wrong angle is just showing her colors
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