North Carolina Governor vetoes election bill, sparking override showdown with GOP supermajority

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a Republican-backed election bill that would end a grace period for voting by mail and create new allowances for partisan poll observers. In a video message the Democratic governor accused the Republican legislature of using their veto-proof majority to pass a bill not focused on election security, but rather on Republicans retaining and increasing their power in the state. Cooper also claimed the bill would make voting more challenging for young and non-white voters. Republican House Speaker Tim Moore claimed that Cooper is mischaracterizing the bill, which Moore argues strengthens election integrity.

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