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, D-Las Vegas, and Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas 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 said there was scant evidence of organized voter fraud in the fall elections, so it makes no sense to implement the Miller plan.
“It’s a problem that doesn’t exist,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I could understand if fraud was a widespread problem. But we only had a Republican lady who tried to vote twice and got caught.”
On Nov. 2, Henderson resident Roxanne Rubin was arrested on allegations that she tried to vote twice in the same election.
“The system worked,” Denis said.
Kirkpatrick said she called Miller and told him she opposes the plan. “It’s not a priority,”
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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