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NAACP president testifies at trial on Voter ID law

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The president of the NAACP in North Carolina says he thinks that the state’s law requiring a photo identification to vote is unconstitutional.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the Rev. William Barber testified Tuesday in the federal trial of lawsuits challenging the law.

Barber says his organization is working to educate people about the law and the fact that they can still vote even if they do not have a photo ID.

He said the state should not make it harder for black people to vote.

One of the state’s lawyers defending the law asked Barber if he thought it was illegal for a voter to show a picture ID at the polls. Barber responded that he wants people to comply with the law but he considers it unconstitutional.

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