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The NAACP and several other groups condemned bills filed this week at a news conference Friday. The NAACP and several other groups condemned bills filed this week at a news conference Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

North Carolina civil rights advocates and clergy say Republican legislative leaders are intent on denying voting rights to the poor and minorities through legislation to scale back early voting.

Speakers representing several groups - led by the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - condemned bills filed this week at a news conference Friday. State NAACP president the Rev. William Barber referenced Easter in his comments, accusing the legislature of trying to crucify voting rights in this state.

The bills would reduce 2½- week early voting periods before elections by one week and halt same-day voter registration during those periods. The House bill also would eliminate Sunday voting.

The groups also oppose a GOP-led effort this year to require photo identification to vote.

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