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GOP’s last minute anti-democratic power grab drawing national attention and scorn

The absurd power grab by Republican legislative leaders is not only prompting outrage in North Carolina, folks across the country are paying attention too.  Here is a partial rundown of the national coverage and commentary about the unprecedented attempt to seize power from the governor the people of the state elected.

New York Times: North Carolina G.O.P. Moves to Curb Power of New Democratic Governor

Washington Post: A ‘coup’? A ‘power grab’? There’s some serious political drama in North Carolina right now.

Politico: Cooper threatens to sue over North Carolina GOP ‘power grab’

The Atlantic: North Carolina Republicans Try to Curtail the New Democratic Governor’s Power

CBS News: North Carolina GOP lawmakers seek to curb Roy Cooper’s power

The Week: North Carolina’s GOP legislature moves to strip power from incoming Democratic governor

NPR: N.C. Republicans Move To Limit Powers Of Incoming Democratic Governor

Slate: North Carolina Republicans’ Legislative Coup Is an Attack on Democracy

Talking Points Memo: NC Bill Would Let McCrory’s Political Appointees Remain Under Dem Guv

 

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