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Professor Mac McCorkle on Republican Supermajority after NC Rep. Cotham Switches Parties, ABC News

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North Carolina State Representative Tricia Cotham announced that she will be flipping parties on Wednesday, giving Republicans a supermajority and the ability to override a veto from Democratic Governor Roy Cooper. In response, Professor McCorkle tells ABC News, “Everything is just frought with this incredible tension. But this just goes beyond the pale that a liberal legislator has flipped.” He continues, “Her becoming a Republican means by literally a party-line vote, all the commissions can be changed, all of that,” McCorkle said. “So that’s where I think it’s real power.”

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