On eve of election, NAACP holds voter turnout rally in Fayetteville

Photo by Nate Rodgers/CBS North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — The NAACP continued its get out the vote rally on Monday in Fayetteville.

Dr. William Barber and at least 100 others rallied at Evans Memorial AME Zion Church.

The event comes after a judge ruled on Friday that the North Carolina State Board of Elections must restore 4,500 voter registrations.

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The registrations were recently canceled under the controversial individual challenge law.

Barber says the effort to remove the registrations was a clear example of voter suppression.

“In North Carolina for three years, we fought the worst voter suppression in the country since Jim Crow, our governor and our legislature signed it into existence, now they signed it into existence after they signed the worst redistricting law in the country that the courts have now overturned,” said Dr. William Barber.

At least 3,000 of the voter registrations that were canceled were Cumberland County residents.

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