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NC NAACP: Voter ID is a "ridiculous" first step by Republicans

Posted By Clayton Henkel On January 25, 2011 @ 12:58 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber says it is “ridiculous” that the new leaders of the General Assembly plan to make voter ID [1] an early priority this session.

Rather, Barber says lawmakers should focus all their energy on finding a balanced approach to the state’s budget crisis and creating new jobs.

He says legislators who believe voter fraud should be a top issue this session are merely “pandering to fear and prejudices.”

Barber’s comments followed a Tuesday press conference, announcing the fifth annual HKonJ [2] march. To hear Rev. Barber’s full remarks on Voter ID, click below:
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URLs in this post:

[1] voter ID: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110122/ARTICLES/110129911/1155?Title=N-C-GOP-will-move-fast-on-quick-hit-list-

[2] HKonJ: http://hkonj.com/

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGM5pC-HHVg

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