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NC's NAACP convention wrapping up as members focus on legal battle against voter ID law


WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — A North Carolina civil rights organization is huddling to discuss how to pursuing liberty and fight injustice.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1QheofU ) the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP wraps up its annual convention Sunday. About 800 to 1,000 people were expected to attend.

State NAACP President William Barber says a federal judge asked for efforts to compromise on a federal lawsuit against the state and Gov. Pat McCrory over a 2013 voting law.

The NAACP, the U.S. Justice Department and others are fighting the state law that requires voters to show a photo ID next year, eliminates same-day voter registration and reduces the early-voting days.

Republican leaders said that the law was needed to combat potential voter fraud and preserve the integrity of elections. North Carolina has no record of widespread in-person voter fraud.

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