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Nice try, cons. This should wipe that shit-eating grin off McCrory's face, and those of his stinking criminal Republican cohorts.

North Carolina Judge Temporarily Blocks Law That Strips Incoming Democratic Governor’s Power

 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/roy-cooper-appointment-power_us_5866c363e4b0eb586489603a

 

 

A North Carolina judge has temporarily blocked a law prohibiting Governor-elect Roy Cooper (D) from making appointments to the state election board.

Cooper filed a lawsuit Friday asking Wake County judge Donald Stephens to stop the law from taking effect on Sunday, when Cooper will be sworn in. The governor-elect argued that it violates separation of powers in the state constitution by transferring power from the governor to the legislature.

The lawsuit targets SB 4, a law the Republican-controlled state legislature passed at the last minute that strips the governor’s influence on election boards.

The law increases the number of people on the North Carolina State Board Of Elections from five to eight members. While the governor appointed all the members of the board in the past, SB 4 requires the new eight-member board to be split along party lines, with half appointed by the governor and half by the legislature. The law also requires a 6-2 majority on the board to move forward with a motion, which could stall decisions that would affect voting rights.

In addition, the number of people on county election boards would be expanded from three to four members, split along party lines. The governor has traditionally appointed two of the three members of the county boards.

Gov. Pat McCrory ®, who lost to Cooper in the November election but did not concede the race until early December, signed SB 4 into law. It was one of two bills North Carolina Republicans passed in the waning days of the legislative session to limit the incoming Democratic governor’s power. Another law, HB 17, requires the state Senate to confirm Cooper’s Cabinet picks, bars him from making appointments to the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees or the state Board of Education and reduces the number of administrative positions Cooper can designate as being exempt from usual hiring and firing rules.

In a statement explaining why he was filing the lawsuit against SB 4, Cooper said it would make it more difficult for the state’s residents to vote.

“This complex new law passed in just two days by the Republican legislature is unconstitutional and anything but bipartisan. A tie on a partisan vote would accomplish what many Republicans want: making it harder for North Carolinians to vote,” he stated. “It will result in elections with longer lines, reduced early voting, fewer voting places, little enforcement of campaign finance laws, indecision by officials and mass confusion.”

 

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Democrats have used EXACTLY the same tactic before against Republican governors... this should not be any different... if it was acceptable before, why would things change NOW?

 

I think this gets appealed, and based on precedent, I believe the curbs on gubernatorial power will stand !!

 

You just want to curb Democrat gubernatorial power. The answer is NO.

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You just want to curb Democrat gubernatorial power. The answer is NO.

democrats cannot be trusted with power,, obama abused his power so much its sickening,,,, now they found a link to obama in the russian ambassador murder,,,,

 

democrats should never have any kind of power.

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democrats cannot be trusted with power,, obama abused his power so much its sickening,,,, now they found a link to obama in the russian ambassador murder,,,,

 

democrats should never have any kind of power.

Shut up you goat fucking idiot

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Conholes are fundamentally undemocratic

Expect more of this in the future. Republicans over reached as they always do with the Obama administration. You can already see the signs of what is coming with the putrid stench that now permeates the air of our country with Republican control.

 

When you're at the top, there's only one way to fall.

 

Just like as happened already, it will happen again, and the next time they fall, they won't get the power they have now back, because of the changing demography of the country.

 

It's amazing how fast it happens.

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