Las Vegas Federal Court House

May 25, 2024

Cops have the right to ask people for an ID. The local federal courthouse requires an ID to enter. You need to show an ID to get government benefits. But somehow, requiring voters to show an ID is racist? This week, the Nevada Supreme Court voted unanimously to allow a voter ID ballot initiative to appear on the November ballot, provided they collect the 100,000+ signatures required. The court upheld a lower court judge’s ruling from February of this year.

Two years ago, a group of Dem lawyers sued to block Gibbs’ 2022 Voter ID Ballot Initiative, claiming Repair the Vote PAC’s Voter ID ballot initiative would hurt minorities because they are too stupid to get picture IDs. They also claimed the ballot language was misleading voters. Even though the judge struck down the ballot initiative in 2022, the judge actually wrote the language he would accept.

Fast forward to 2024: the “Repair the Vote” political action committee, led by Dave Gibbs, again filed a constitutional ballot initiative requiring voters to show a picture ID when voting in person. And again, the same group sued to block it. Nevada lawyer David C. O’Mara, representing the “Repair the Voter” PAC, filed their reply.

Responding Brief (Repair the Vote) (1)

But this time the same judge from 2022, Judge William Maddox, heard the case, and this time he approved the ballot initiative using his language from 2022.

The Court’s approved petition’s description of the effect reads in full:

If passed, this initiative would amend the state constitution to
require that all persons voting in person present an approved photo.
identification before being provided a ballot. It also requires that
Voters submitting a mail-in ballot provide additional verification of
their identity when completing their mail-in ballot.

The Dem lawyers also claimed the new Ballot Initiative, which is a Constitution Amendment, violates the Nevada State Constitution against expending funds. They argued that either the state will have to provide state IDs or the voters will need to pay for voter IDs.

But their plaintiff, Jennifer Fleischmann, appears to have a DMV-issued state license to operate a car. . But the Dem lawyers fail to mention whether Ms. Fleischman would be damaged by the ballot initiative because she doesn’t have a state ID. It’s very difficult to find anyone in Nevada without a picture ID or access to a free ID. It seems the Dem lawyers failed to find anyone in Nevada without a picture ID.

The State Legislature has already authorized fee exemptions for DMV state IDs for the homeless, poor, persons under 25 years old, prisoners, and other low-income citizens. So the ballot initiative would not require the legislature to authorize expenditures or citizens to pay for state IDs since it already has.

Time is running out for Gibbs, since he must obtain 102,362 valid signatures by June 26, 2024, to qualify for the November 2024 election. Gibbs says his group has collected 70K signatures so far.

Dave Gibbs issued this exclusive statement to 360 News Las Vegas.

“It’s disturbing that the Democratic Party establishment is opposed to people showing a photo ID when they vote. You have to show a photo ID to get on an airplane, to cash a check, or to check into a hotel here in Nevada. Our voting rights are precious, and every American citizen should be concerned that every individual who casts a ballot is, in fact, that registered voter.”

If you want to donate or help gather signatures clink on the link. 

Website link for Voter ID Ballot Initiative —>  Repair The Vote


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