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August 13, 2013

North Carolina’s sweeping voter ID law faces legal challenge

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law changes in how residents can vote that includes requiring them to show a photo ID at polling stations, a move that triggered threats of legal action from the NAACP and other groups.

The American Civil Liberties Union joined two other groups in announcing that they were filing suit against key parts of the package. This came hours after McCrory said in a statement that he had signed the measure, without a ceremony.

“Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID, and we should expect nothing less for the protection of our right to vote,” the Republican governor said in a statement.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/13/north-carolina-sweeping-voter-id-law-faces-legal-challenge/#ixzz2brUOZNvi