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In the GOP, voter ID is a slam dunk ... except in Nebraska


September 12, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Mike Groene was frustrated but not terribly surprised last year when Nebraska's legislature rejected, for the seventh time, a measure that would have forced voters to show a government-issued identification at the polls.

The issue is a slam dunk in most conservative states, where Republican majorities simply brush aside Democratic objections to pass more restrictive voting laws. But not in Nebraska, a GOP stronghold whose quirky, nonpartisan Legislature enables more liberal lawmakers to derail bills that are widely supported in a state where Republicans hold...

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