…byDaily Kos Staff….
North Carolina: On Friday, North Carolina Republicans escalated their assault on democracy to yet another level when state party executive director Dallas Woodhouse issued a barely veiled threat to impeach the state Supreme Court if its Democratic majority blocks the GOP’s attempt to put several deceptively worded constitutional amendments on the November ballot in a widely criticized partisan power grab.
This threat of a constitutional crisis comes amid the GOP’s last-ditch effort to use their illegally obtained supermajorities to entrench their power before this November’s elections, which are likely to give Democrats enough votes to sustain Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes.
Republicans previously rushed to change state law so that they themselves could write the language on the ballots describing these amendments, allowing them to describe the proposals in misleading terms. For instance, they’ve labeled an amendment to let GOP legislators gerrymander the judicial branch and pack the Supreme Court to end Democratic control a “nonpartisan merit-based system” of judicial appointments.
Their other nefarious amendments also include one that would require voter ID, after the GOP’s 2013 voter ID law was struck down for racial discrimination….
image….Supreme Court of North Carolina