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New Bern Moral Monday Event Focuses On Voter Law Changes


North Carolina's NAACP President Reverend William Barber, and Governor Pat McCrory aren't giving up any ground in the voter I.D. Debate.

Barber says, "They're going to go to the courts and ask the courts to deny and dismiss our case. What they're trying to do is deny and dismiss Democracy. It's not going to work. We're going to have our day in court, it's going to be examined."

At a Moral Monday event in New Bern, Barber referred to the governor's response Monday to the NAACP's lawsuit against the voter I.D. law. The governor and state lawyers denied any allegations that the law discriminates against minority groups.

Bob Stephens, McCrory's chief legal counsel, said in a statement "The allegations made by the plaintiffs are simply wrong as a matter of law and fact. The governor remains confident that the law will be upheld."

Voter Philip Henry told us, "The I.D. part doesn't bother me so much, but it's what they did beyond that."

Henry is referring to the elimination of same-day registration and reducing the number of early-voting days.

The governor says all of the changes to election laws are meant to protect the integrity of the ballot box.


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