Petition Signatures Submitted for Ballot ID Initiative in Nevada

In the state of Nevada, a petition was submitted to state officials to request that a ballot initiative regarding voter ID be placed on the November ballot.

According to Just The News, the petition submitted by the Repair The Vote PAC (RTV) contained over 179,000 signatures; the minimum required amount for such a petition is 102,362. The rules dictate that there must be an equal number of signatures from each of the state’s four congressional districts.

RTV Chairman David Gibbs issued a statement celebrating the submission of the signatures, noting that “the overwhelming support from citizens across the Silver State demonstrates a clear demand for measures that protect the sanctity of our vote.”

“By requiring voter identification, we aim to strengthen the integrity of our elections and ensure that every vote counts,” Gibbs added.

The effort is supported by Governor Joe Lombardo (R-Nev.), who has pointed out that ID is already required for Nevada residents to take such actions as open a bank account, apply for Social Security, or purchase alcohol.

“It’s only fair that you should have an ID to vote too,” says Lombardo’s campaign website in the section addressing his stance on election integrity.

Democrats in the state have actively opposed the initiative, filing a lawsuit to block its implementation. But the Nevada Supreme Court ruled in May that the petition could move forward with gathering signatures.

If the petition is validated by state and county election officials as having enough signatures, then it will appear on the November ballot, alongside the presidential election, the U.S. Senate election, and elections to the U.S. House of Representatives, among other elections taking place this year.

Election integrity has remained a top concern for many voters in the aftermath of the 2020 election, where numerous suspicious election practices were implemented in the midst of the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic, leading to widespread and credible accusations of fraud which ultimately swung the election results away from President Donald Trump and in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.

There are currently 35 states with laws requiring identification in order to vote. But only 24 of those 35 states require a form of identification that includes a photograph.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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