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September 30, 2013

Hagan lauds Justice Dept. for N.C. voter lawsuit

Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democratic lawmaker in red state North Carolina, praised the Justice Department's decision Monday to sue over her state's new voter laws.

The federal lawsuit seeks to prevent North Carolina from implementing four provisions of the new voter law, particularly a stringent photo identication measure. 

“Now is not the time to be putting up barriers to the right to vote, and I applaud the Justice Department’s decision to challenge the new voter access restrictions in North Carolina that would, among other things, cut off a week of early voting and end same day registration,” said Hagan. “Restricting access to this basic right is simply not in sync with our North Carolina values, and it goes against our state’s proud tradition of eliminating barriers to participation in the democratic process.”





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