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Mon Jul 30, 2018, 09:54 PM

Cooper quickly vetoes both bills lawmakers passed in special session

RALEIGH, N.C. — Accusing lawmakers of "shamelessly attempting to mislead voters," Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed the two elections-related bills the legislature passed in a one-day special session this week.

The General Assembly called itself into session on Tuesday to devise short captions to appear on the November ballot with the six proposed constitutional amendments they have put before voters. While in Raleigh, they also passed a bill spelling out who could and could not have a party label next to their names on the ballot.

"Legislative Republicans want to roll back checks and balances in order to pick their own judges and put special interests in charge of education, voting, clean water and more," Cooper said in a statement. "Republican legislators are shamefully attempting to mislead voters in order to undermine our state’s constitution and weaken the separation of powers between the branches of government."

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore promised quick overrides of both vetoes.

Read more: https://www.wral.com/cooper-quickly-vetoes-both-bills-lawmakers-passed-in-special-session/17729364/

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Mon Jul 30, 2018, 10:06 PM

1. Same group w the 'Bathroom Bill?'

W reps like that....it's time to cudgel and slash them at the ballot box. Every dog has their day.

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Mon Jul 30, 2018, 10:34 PM

2. i am so sick of the republicans in this state

and their anti american, anti democratic machinations. they're as bad as the ones in DC. maybe worse. aargh

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