Rev. Barber on Voter ID Trial: 'This is our Selma'
The first week of a federal trial over North Carolina's new law requiring photo identification to vote is coming to an end. The North Carolina NAACP and other groups are challenging the requirement as unconstitutional and discriminatory toward minority and poor voters. Republican leaders of the General Assembly pushed for passage of the law, claiming it would limit voter fraud and protect the integrity of elections. For the latest, WCQS's Jeremy Loeb spoke with the leader of the North Carolina NAACP, the Rev. William Barber II, who has been one of the leaders of the opposition to the law.
WCQS reached out to an attorney representing the state, as well as the Governor's office and the leaders of the Republican-controlled House and Senate for comment. None were available.