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Progress N.C. holds rally protesting voter ID legislation

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A group gathered outside the Pitt County Courthouse protesting voter ID legislation.

Progress N.C. is a left-leaning advocacy group. They stuck plastic pink flamingoes in the courthouse lawn to remind people of Florida.

They said voter ID and early voting restrictions would create unbearable lines and outrageous wait times to vote, much like Florida during the 2011 election.

'Instead of reducing the number of people that can participate in our democracy, we should be encouraging people to participate and just simply putting up more barriers is the opposite direction we should be going," said Justin Guillory, Progress N.C.

But the group appears to be in the minority. 75-percent of North Carolinians are in favor of the photo ID requirement.   

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