Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Once again the man in charge of Omaha’s elections is being accused of suppressing the vote, this time on Election Day.
Nebraskans for Civic Reform today filed a federal complaint against Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps.
The complaint asks Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale to investigate.
“We believe hundreds, and potentially thousands of voters were unlawfully denied the right to vote,” says Adam Morfeld, NCR’s executive director.
According to Morfeld, election officials in at least nine of the county’s 200 polling places made it difficult for voters to cast provisional ballots—ballots that are used when a voter’s eligibility (i.e. right polling place) is in question—by requiring voters to provide a “voter identification number.”
Morfeld says that number is known only to the election commission which was all but unreachable on Election Day due to the volume of phone calls.
Phipps, who has repeatedly denied other charges of vote killing, was not immediately available for comment.
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