Refcount EC_GROUP.

I really need to resurrect the CL to make them entirely static
(, but, in the meantime, to make
replacing the EC_METHOD pointer in EC_POINT with EC_GROUP not
*completely* insane, make them refcounted.

OpenSSL did not do this because their EC_GROUPs are mutable
(EC_GROUP_set_asn1_flag and EC_GROUP_set_point_conversion_form). Ours
are immutable but for the two-function dance around custom curves (more
of OpenSSL's habit of making their objects too complex), which is good
enough to refcount.

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