North Car­oli­na Repub­li­cans Over­ride Demo­c­rat Gov­er­nor Vetoes On Elec­tion Bills

North Carolina Republicans Override Democrat Governor Vetoes On Election Bills

North Car­oli­na Repub­li­cans vot­ed on Tues­day to over­ride Demo­c­rat Gov­er­nor Roy Cooper’s vetoes of two elec­tion bills that Repub­li­cans say will increase elec­tion integri­ty and Coop­er claims are a “threat” to democ­ra­cy.
The mea­sures in ques­tion, Sen­ate Bills 747 and 749, ban drop box­es for bal­lots, end the accep­tance of absen­tee bal­lots after elec­tion day, lim­it the use of pri­vate mon­ey for elec­tions, and shift author­i­ty away from the gov­er­nor over the state’s board of elec­tions.
“North Car­oli­na vot­ers deserve to know their elec­tions are safe and secure. Thank­ful­ly they can have that con­fi­dence now that we have over­rid­den the Governor’s veto of this com­mon­sense elec­tions bill,” North Car­oli­na House Speak­er Tim Moore said after the vote to bypass Cooper’s veto of SB 747.
The House vot­ed 72–44 to over­ride the veto and the Sen­ate vot­ed 30–19 to over­ride the veto.
Accord­ing to a press release from Moore, the bill will “Strength­ens the rights of poll observers,” “Improves vot­er reg­is­tra­tion rolls by estab­lish­ing a process for peri­od­ic r …