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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:27 AM

NC lawmakers override veto of bill that makes allegations of campaign finance violations secret

RALEIGH -- Republican lawmakers on Thursday held off Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to muster enough Democrats to thwart an override of his veto of an elections law bill.

The state House overrode the veto on a vote of 68-40, followed by the Senate overriding on a vote of 28-12.

A large majority of Democrats had voted to approve the bill earlier this month, as it reflected changes in state election law that Cooper achieved in a lawsuit. But despite negotiations with legislative leaders over how to accomplish those changes, Cooper focused the argument on keeping accusations of campaign finance violations secret.

Cooper opposed a provision in the bill that will require allegations of campaign finance wrongdoing to be probed by the State Ethics Commission and its findings to be referred to the State Board of Elections. The elections board could then refer the matter to local prosecutors to consider bringing criminal charges, all in confidence.

Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article223615415.html

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CRK7376 Jan 2019 #1

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Tue Jan 1, 2019, 10:40 AM

1. All this and more to take power

away from Gov Cooper. State House and Senate are cowards. I guess the Mark Harris debacle in Bladen County hits too close to home for the GOP.

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