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Alabama NAACP lawsuit

Lawyers with the Montgomery NAACP as well as an Alabama attorney have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's voter photo I-D law.

The group claims that requiring residents to have a photo I-D to vote keeps thousands of people from being able to vote in the state of Alabama.

But Alabama's secretary of state disagrees and is disappointed the issue has come to a lawsuit.

"I just want to see every eligible Alabamians registered to vote and being in a position to show their qualified government issued id. When they go to exercise their right to vote,” says Secretary of State, John Merill.
The group also claims the law was one of three "intentionally discriminatory measures" passed by the legislature.
The voter I-D law was passed in 2011 to prevent voter fraud.

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