Nevada Democratic leaders oppose voter photo

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Updated: 12/03/2012 5:45 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A proposal by Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller to seek a voter photo requirement in the upcoming Legislature appears dead before arrival, with legislative leaders of his own party expressing opposition.

Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis and Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick question how Nevada can afford the $10 million to $20 million price tag of a voter ID program when the state faces more pressing needs.

Denis tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that without evidence of widespread voter fraud, Miller's plan is unnecessary and makes little sense.

Democrats hold an 11-10 majority in the state Senate and a 27-15 advantage in the Assembly, so if Democrats opposed the bill, it would die even with unanimous Republican support.

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