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Group meets at Capitol, speaks out against election bills

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A coalition of groups joined together at the Wisconsin State Capitol Monday morning to speak out against elections-related bills up for a vote in the state Senate. One bill would limit in-person absentee voting hour and another would allow lobbyists to give donations to politicians sooner than they can now.

Members of the Coalition to Protect Wisconsin Elections, in its Monday news conference, urged the Senate to reject the bills up for votes Tuesday. Mike Wilder, co-chairman of the African American Roundtable in Milwaukee, called them "anti-democracy bills."

The bills, introduced by Republicans, are expected to pass.

One proposal would limit in-person absentee voting to between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, two weeks before an election.

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