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Voting rights advocates sue over 2 new Kansas election laws


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two national nonprofit groups that encourage voting by mail sued Kansas election officials Wednesday over new election laws passed this year by the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature.

The lawsuit from VoteAmerica and the Voter Participation Center comes a day after three Kansas voting rights groups — The League of Women Voters of Kansas, Kansas Appleseed and Loud Light — sued in Shawnee County Court.

Both lawsuits contend the laws are unconstitutional because they suppress free speech and disenfranchise voters.

The federal lawsuit seeks to block enforcement...

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