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Hearing underway over NC’s Voter ID law

(WGHP)

(WGHP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A federal hearing is underway in Winston-Salem today over the state’s controversial Voter ID law

U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder is hearing arguments on whether to block many of the state’s voting law provisions from taking effect during the Nov. 4 general election in a case that’s being closely watched across North Carolina and throughout the country.

The NAACP is planning a rally at Corpening Plaza starting at 5:30 p.m., calling it the first Moral March to the Polls, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. 

The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, was among the first at the court house this morning.

FOX8′s Michael Hennessey is covering the decision in Winston-Salem where the judge is expected to decide this week whether or not to delay part of the law.