- Nov 14, 2017
At this point it's like watching Charlie Brown continually fail to kick the football. You cannot take the modern GOP at their word, especially in states with notorious voting rights infringements like North Carolina.
You only need quorum (61 members) to hold a vote in the 120-member House. The Dems somehow managed to have 9 people show up with 55 Republicans in the house so the speaker called a snap vote.In a surprise move Wednesday morning, the N.C. House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget with just over half of the 120 members present to vote.
Democrats in the chamber objected to the bill being brought up, saying they were told there would be no votes during the 8:30 a.m. session and that it was just a formality so work could begin. Rep. Jason Saine, a Lincolnton Republican, made the motion to reconsider the state budget and chaos in the chamber quickly ensued.
Override still has to pass the State senate, but the Senate vote is simple majority.
Hey guys maybe the Republicans will do the honest thing and hold a re-vote.