Groups ask US high court to shelve election rules

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Opponents of a voting law backed by North Carolina’s Republican leaders urge the U.S. Supreme Court to block parts they say will discourage minorities from casting ballots.

Lawyers for civil rights groups and voters expressed their views in court documents filed with the Supreme Court. State officials turned to the nation’s high court last week after an appeals court put two key provisions on hold for next month’s elections.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled last week that state law eliminating same-day registration during the in-person early voting period and counting votes cast outside a voter’s assigned precinct on Election Day should be set aside while litigation continues.

The documents filed late Sunday say maintaining the two election practices would not cause voter confusion.

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