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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state chapter of the NAACP is fighting back against legislative proposals to curb early voting in North Carolina.

The group and its partners are holding a news conference Friday at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. They’re also planning a strategy session that will be held Tuesday at the church.

GOP House and Senate members filed legislation this week to scale back the current 2½- week early voting period before primary and general elections by one week. They also want to halt same-day voter registration during those periods.

The House bill also would eliminate Sunday voting during early voting, end straight-party balloting and make all judicial races partisan.

Early voting is popular, with 56 percent of the votes cast in November’s election occurred at one-stop early voting sites.

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