>> Comes from the people.>> The latest blast on North Carolina's partisan political war comes from its outgoing Republican governor, who signed a bill essentially stripping many powers from the Democrat who unseated him. According to media reports, Governor Pat McCrory, who lost to Attorney General Roy Cooper in a viciously contested race that took four weeks to decide, on Friday signed the bill pushed by the GOP-controlled legislature.
There were protests and arrests in the Raleigh State House early Friday even before the governor signed the bill. In essence it forces an even number of Republicans and Democrats in the Board of Elections and State Ethics Commission. Instead of allowing the governor to appoint the majority, another bill that pass will force the governor's cabinet appointment to face Senate confirmation.
On Friday, Cooper vowed to take the matter to court, saying quote, once more, the courts will have to clean up the mess the legislature made, but it won't stop us from moving North Carolina forward.