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Signatures submitted for Nevada Voter ID ballot initiative

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(The Center Square) – A Nevada political action committee (PAC) has submitted signatures in support of a Voter ID ballot initiative.

Repair The Vote PAC gave state and county election officials more than 179,000 signatures. The required number is 102,362, with an equal number of signatures coming from every congressional district.

In a news release, Repair The PAC Chair David Gibbs said he is thrilled to have reached this point in the campaign.

“The overwhelming support from citizens across the Silver State demonstrates a clear demand for measures that protect the sanctity of our vote,” said Gibbs. “By requiring voter identification, we aim to strengthen the integrity of our elections and ensure that every vote counts.”

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo supports the idea of voter ID in Nevada. During his campaign, Lombardo said that Nevadans had to show identification to do other things, such as purchase alcohol, open a bank account, or apply for Social Security.

“It’s only fair that you should have an ID to vote too,” said Lombardo on his campaign website in a section called Election Integrity.

Nevada Democrats made national news for not giving the issue a hearing. Meanwhile, at least one lawsuit was filedto try to block the Voter ID initiative, but the Nevada Supreme Court ruled in May that signatures could be collected and submitted.

If validated by state and county election officials, the Voter ID initiative will receive an initiative number and be placed on the November ballot.

According to Ballotpedia, 35 states currently require that voters show identification in order to vote at the polls. However, only 24 of those require a photograph ID. Idaho, Utah, and Arizona fall into one of those categories. California and Oregon do not require voter ID.

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