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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:07 AM

In Unexpected Vote, NC House Agrees to Override Budget Veto

Source: U.S. News & World Report/AP

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ó Republicans dominating a half-empty North Carolina House chamber have voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state's two-year budget.

The unexpected vote Wednesday morning came without dozens of Democrats on the House floor. Republican leaders tried for months to locate enough votes to meet the threshold for an override, largely through winning over enough Democrats. They finally got what they wanted because Democrats opposed to the budget weren't at their seats.

The override isn't complete ó the Senate still must hold a vote on the issue, but Republicans would only need one Democrat there to secure victory.

Wednesday's vote came as lawmakers have focused this week on redrawing legislative maps following a court ruling striking down dozens of districts due to extreme partisan bias.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2019-09-11/in-unexpected-vote-nc-house-agrees-to-override-budget-veto






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Reply In Unexpected Vote, NC House Agrees to Override Budget Veto (Original post)
demmiblue Wednesday OP
Lonestarblue Wednesday #1
Bradical79 Wednesday #10
elleng Wednesday #16
blm Wednesday #2
bluestarone Wednesday #3
blm Wednesday #4
TeamPooka Wednesday #5
elleng Wednesday #15
BlueIdaho Wednesday #6
Yavin4 Wednesday #9
elleng Wednesday #14
Yavin4 Wednesday #19
cstanleytech Wednesday #7
FBaggins Wednesday #17
cstanleytech Wednesday #20
FBaggins Wednesday #21
demmiblue Wednesday #8
Habibi Wednesday #12
Brainfodder Wednesday #11
SCantiGOP Wednesday #24
mac56 Wednesday #13
BigmanPigman Wednesday #18
bluestarone Wednesday #22
BigmanPigman Wednesday #23

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

1. When will Democrats stop trusting anything a Republican says?

Republicans say thereíll be no vote on anything so Democrats stay away. Isnít it their job to be on the floor when any legislature is in session?

Republicans are ruthless, and Democrats need to be savvy to their tactics if they expect to change anything!

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:43 PM

16. Sadly, Dems canNOT trust ANYTHING repugs say.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:15 AM

2. While most Dems were at 9-11 memorial events.

This was a SICK move. Moore should be impeached.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:20 AM

3. TRULY SAD DAY

These FUCKERS have NO HEART! Every fucking time they cheat, lie,and HURT people!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:40 AM

4. Republicans PLANNED an attack on NC's democracy for 9-11. Depraved.

Lock them up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

5. GOP always needs to cheat to win anything.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:42 PM

15. Yes, ANY and EVERYthing.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

6. Who are these people?

The GOP has become the American Taliban.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:57 AM

9. The Republicans are just doing their jobs.

They represent big moneyed interests, not the people.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:41 PM

14. NOT their 'jobs,'

their JOBS are to represent the PEOPLE.

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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:18 PM

19. Since Citizens United?

I'm not so sure.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:32 AM

7. They still need one of the Democrats in the state Senate to support it and after this if even one

of them does help the Repugnants that Democrat should be primaried and should not get the parties nor the voters support come next election.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:11 PM

17. Not necessarily

They just need to hold the vote when any two Democrats are not there.

This trick probably won't work again, but they might be able to hold Democrats hostage by leaving the vote on the calendar and keeping the Senate open. Republicans could head home in shifts, but no more than a single Democrat could be too far from the floor.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:37 PM

20. Couldn't the Democrats do smaller shifts to when they do theirs?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:40 PM

21. If they trust the Republicans? Sure!

They wouldn't try to trick us, would they?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:55 AM

8. Adding this video:



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Response to demmiblue (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:40 PM

12. WOW

This is fucking insane! But good on that Dem rep for giving the Speaker a piece of her mind, and on her colleagues for protecting her from the LEO in the chamber.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:34 PM

11. Call it treason please?

It is what it is?

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:59 PM

24. It's not in any way, shape or form

treason.
Letís try to stay reasonable and face-based.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:50 PM

13. They can't win a fair fight.

And they know it too.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:32 PM

18. They are the party of cheaters and liars.

This Dem rep is my hero.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:21 PM

22. AGREE! and

Also ALL the DEMs. along side her!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:49 PM

23. Yes, kudos to all of them!!!

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