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N.C. vows court fight to uphold new voter ID law

US contends state’s goal is to suppress turnout

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s Republican governor is promising to fight a lawsuit by the US Justice Department challenging the state’s tough new elections law on the grounds it disproportionately excludes minority voters.

Governor Pat McCrory said Monday he has hired a private lawyer to help defend the new law from what he suggested was a partisan attack by the Obama administration.

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