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Monday, December 19, 2016

North Carolina’s Legislative Coup Shows What Voter Suppression Will Look Like Under Trump | The Nation

"... What began as a special legislative session to help victims of Hurricane Matthew quickly turned into something very different when the GOP-controlled legislature hastily passed a series of bills stripping incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper of his constitutional powers. Most noteworthy, Cooper will no longer get to appoint a majority of members to the state board of elections or 100 county boards of elections, and the state board will be chaired by a Republican in all even numbered years – i.e. any time there’s a major Congressional, statewide or presidential election. With Republicans holding a super-majority in the legislature, this is a guaranteed prelude to future voter suppression efforts. The bill also makes it harder for the state Supreme Court, which has a 4-3 Democratic majority, to review future challenges to election law changes. Outgoing Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill 48 hours after it was first introduced... "

North Carolina’s Legislative Coup Shows What Voter Suppression Will Look Like Under Trump | The Nation

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