North Carolina governor signs laws restricting successor's power
The GOP dominated state legislature of North Carolina passed a bill that would considerably weaken the next governor's power of North Carolina. Outgoing governor Pat McCrory signed it and this is what the new bill offers for the next governor.
- Reduce the number of positions the governor can hire and fire at will from 1,500 to 300
- Strip the governor’s party of the power to control the state board of elections
- Require legislative approval of gubernatorial cabinet appointments
- Move the power to appoint trustees for the University of North Carolina to the legislature.
If no candidate wins 270 electoral votes, the House of Representatives votes for the President, and the Senate votes for the Vice President. Both chambers are controlled by the Republicans.
Democrats, you better get smart, very fast and soon, or else face more staggering losses like these.