“Court gives voting rights a major victory by blocking the North Carolina GOP’s attempted power grab”

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Stephen Wolf for Daily Kos 

After Democrat Roy Cooper ousted then-GOP Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, North Carolina’s Republican legislature used their illegally gerrymandered majority to engage in a flagrantly undemocratic power grab in a lame-duck session right before McCrory left office. Among their many changes, they removed the governor’s authority to name all members on every state and county elections board to prevent Democrats from gaining control of them. Late on Friday, a state court panel ruled that this change violated the state constitution’s separation of powers, dealing a major victory for voting rights.

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