The people behind a petition that would effectively end affirmative action in the state say they have collected more than 160-thousand signatures on a petition to put the issue on the ballot.
A group opposing the effort alleged many of the petitions were left unattended and released a video showing examples. Doug Tietz of the Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative alleged that it was possible those videos were doctored. David Kramer heads up the group Nebraskans United and told us that allegation is absolutely false. Kramer plans to prove many signatures collected on the petitions are not valid.
Tietz is asking that the Secretary of State’s office remain open on July 4th so that even more signatures can be collected. Tietz, the director of the Nebraska Civil rights initiative, says thousands of people still want to have their names added to the petition.