Winning Democrats has made a thrilling announcement: Thanks to a superior court judge, the Republican power grab in the North Carolina has been shut down, at least temporarily. This is huge news, given how much the GOP has been trying to ruin this state.
That’s right, on Friday, Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens blocked a law that had been passed by the GOP-controlled congress which would have placed outrageous limits on the governor’s control over election boards. The legislation limited the governor’s power over both state and county election boards. The judge ruled that such a law presented a very real danger to free and fair elections in the state.
CNN explained that “One law, Senate Bill 4, removes state and county elections boards from Democratic control, slows legal battles’ path to the state Supreme Court — where a majority of justices were appointed by Democrats — and makes the state Supreme Court elections partisan rather than nonpartisan.
A second piece of legislation, House Bill 17, would block Cooper from appointing any members to the state Board of Education and to the board of trustees for the University of North Carolina system. It would reduce the number of appointments up to the governor from 1,500 to 425.”
This is proof if ever there was any that we can make a difference in these scary, critical times! That’s right, resistance is not futile and it can help us to win even when we are afraid otherwise. Join other progressives in taking this grassroots call to action/New Years Resolution to defeat the GOP in 2017!