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North Carolina Rights Groups Say GOP Bills Impede Voting Access

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North Carolina civil rights groups are criticizing election bills written by Republicans and expected on the Senate floor this week. Speakers for the groups at a Legislative Building news conference Monday called them another GOP attempt at voter suppression, especially of minority groups. One bill would require mail-in absentee ballots be received by mail or handed in by the date of the election in order to count. Current law gives a three-day grace period for envelopes postmarked by the election date. Republicans say the change would boost confidence in election results, but the groups say it will result in many ballots not counting.