Petition circulators for Nebraskans for the Death Penalty continue to collect signatures from voters in their effort to get the issue on the November 2016 ballot. Supporter Teri Roberts was in Waterloo collecting signatures Tuesday evening. Roberts is the mother of Omaha murder victim Andrea Kruger.
Roberts says, “I had always been for the death penalty but once we lost her this issue came to the forefront for us.”
Roberts is optimistic the required signatures will be gathered before the August 27th deadline. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty are required to turn in 57,000 valid signatures from at least 40% of the state’s 93 counties in order for it to appear on the ballot. Part two of the process requires 114,000 signatures. If those are collected the death penalty repeal would be suspended until the outcome of the election.