HomePoliticsVOTER ID IS LEGAL & REQUIRED IN CLARK COUNTY, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS RACIST? Politics VOTER ID LEGAL & REQUIRED IN CLARK COUNTY, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS RACIST? Hillary Clinton lawyer, Mark Elias, sued the Nevada Secretary of State this year to stop a voter ID ballot initiative claiming it’s racist and hurts minorities. Elias lawyers wrote in their complaint: “In reality, the negative effects of strict voter identification laws like those the Petition proposes are well documented, and the need for such measures to safeguard “voter integrity” and prevent voter fraud has been widely debunked and discredited. One widely-cited study found that as many as 11% of U.S. citizens-or more than 21 million Americans-do not have government-issued photo identification. The shortfall does not fall evenly across all demographics: Black, Hispanic, young, and low-income voters are many times more likely to lack these forms of identification than their respective white, non-Hispanic, older, and higher-income counterparts. And the combined cost of document fees, travel expenses, and waiting time needed to obtain even ostensibly “free” identification cards is has been estimated to range from $75 to $175, making it cost prohibitive for many eligible voters to rectify their lack of identification.” But according to Clark County Elections department, voter ID is required for “paper provisional mail ballot in-person on the spot at one of the in-person voting sites”. Identification and Proof of Residency: If you register to vote or update your existing voter registration online from May 22 to June 4, or in-person from May 23 to June 5 or on June 9, you must provide identification and, if needed, proof of residency, to vote a paper provisional mail ballot in-person on the spot at one of the in-person voting sites (see pages 7-8). NO VOTING MACHINES WILL BE USED FOR IN-PERSON VO TING. The identification requirements are: • Your unexpired Nevada (NV) Department of Motor Vehicles (OMV) Driver’s License with your current residential address which must match the address in your voter registration; or • Your unexpired NV State Identification Card with your current residential address, which must match the address in your voter registration; or • Your NV OMV temporary “Interim Document” with your current residential address, which must match the address in your voter registration. • IF the address on your identification is not your current residential address, meaning it does not match your voter registration residential address and/or if it is not where you currently live, then you must also provide proof of current residency, such as one of the following: o A military identification card o A bank or credit union statement o A paycheck o An income tax return o A property tax statement o A motor vehicle registration o A utility bill(electric, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, phone, cable) o A mortgage statement, or residential rental or lease agreement o Any other document issued by a governmental agency So either the Clark County elections department is racist or it’s not. Either it is legal in Nevada or it is not. But now we know Democrats who run Clark County and the state are hypocrites and liars. They’ve slammed Republicans with the most extreme rhetoric for decades when the idea of voter ID is suggested. But the fact is, about 79% of Americans support voter ID laws and almost every nation on Earth requires an ID to vote except the US. So it comes down to whom do you trust? The folks that want everyone to show an ID to vote or those who require it sometimes but then claim minorities are too dump to get an ID?