Nebraska is a rare conservative-leaning state without a voter ID law, a voting rights activist said in Omaha on Thursday, and he suggested that Nebraskans work to keep it that way. Jason Kander of Let America Vote and a former Missouri secretary of state spoke at an event for the nonprofit Nebraskans for Civic Reform, which is run by State Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln. Kander told the gathering at Love’s Jazz and Art Center that his goal is to make sure there are political consequences for politicians who pass voter ID and similar laws.
“If you make it harder to vote, we’ll make it harder to get re-elected,” he said.
Opponents of voter ID bills — who are generally Democrats such as Kander and Morfeld — say such legislation is designed to create roadblocks to voting.
Kander described it as a Republican strategy to make it harder for people who are generally Democrats to vote.