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Filibuster kills Nebraska voter ID measure

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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:43 am

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have required Nebraska voters to show government identification at the polls was squashed Wednesday by a legislative filibuster, but the senator who introduced the measure said he'll likely introduce it again next year.

Lawmakers who backed the bill fell three votes short of the support they needed to stop debate on the measure. As a result, the matter is essentially dead for this legislative session.

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