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Attorney: NC photo ID wouldn't stop 2-state voting

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Critics of North Carolina's elections overhaul law say information about potential voter fraud does not justify such wide-ranging and restrictive changes approved by Republicans last year.

Anita Earls is an attorney who sued to block enactment of part of a law that requires photo identification to vote in person beginning in 2016. Earls responded Thursday to numbers released this week by the State Board of Elections, which found hundreds of voters appear to have cast ballots in two states during the 2012 general election.

Earls says the photo ID requirement would not have prevented such double-voting.

Earls spoke at a Legislative Building news conference urging Congress to include North Carolina in an amendment to the federal Voting Rights Act.

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