Listen Online - Listen on Mobile Radio.com | Mobile App Info

Angle’s Voter ID Initiative Challenged

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.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Summary

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Las Vegas

Get Started
Introducing Your New Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live