Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Democrats in the NC House Can ALSO Still Sustain the Governor's Veto

After watching what I considered devastating losses for Democrats in NC House races, I leapt to the wholly inaccurate conclusion that the Democrats had lost their ability to sustain Governor Cooper's vetoes. Thanks to reader scharrison who commented below, I'm correcting the record.

Democrats will now have 51 members in the NC House. (Going into November 3rd, they had 55.) They need 49 votes to sustain a veto (assuming all 120 members of the House are present and voting). In the new House, Democrats will have 2 votes to spare for sustaining a Cooper veto.

In other words, Republican super-majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly are still shredded.

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