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Gov. Roy Cooper (D) cannot veto the amendments under the state’s constitution.
North Carolina Republicans are advancing an ambitious package of constitutional amendments that would dramatically overhaul the structure of state government and the way residents vote, enraging state Democrats ahead of an election year in which the GOP fears losing its supermajority status.
In a series of votes this week, the Republican-dominated legislature forwarded six proposed amendments to November’s ballot. Each would need majority approval from voters to pass.
The amendments include a measure to require voters to show proper identification when casting a ballot; a proposal to cap state income taxes at 5.5 percent; two others that would limit the governor’s ability to make appointments to vacant judicial seats and state elections boards; a measure to codify the right to hunt and fish; and a proposal to expand victim’s rights, known as Marsy’s Law.
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