Rally at the Capitol to prevent voter I.D. law changes

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The 2016 election is over and the re-count in Michigan has been called off.

Now House Republican lawmakers are working to prevent voter fraud with a set of bills.

The NAACP and others say that package of legislation is threatening the right to vote.

The NAACP is calling for a day of action by asking elected officials to vote no on three House bills that would change voting laws because they say it leads to voter suppression.

The bills would tighten up voter I.D. laws by requiring voters without a photo I.D. to return to their local clerk within 10 days or their ballot won’t be counted.

The group claims that House Republicans are inflating the threat of voter fraud -and these changes would discourage voters in urban communities.

Opponents will rally against the plan Tuesday on the Capitol steps at 11:00 a.m.

The NAACP says the set of bills would cost $10 million to enforce which is money they believe would be better spent on new voting machines and poll training.

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