McCrory: Bills reorganize a broken election process

McCrory: Bills reorganize a broken election process

NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said he signed legislation that stripped governor-elect Roy Cooper of much of his power to "reorganize a broken election process, bringing stronger ethics and a fair and transparent system to ensure consistent application of rules and procedures across our state."

The Republican-led state legislature passed two bills last week. One merges the State Ethics Commission and State Board of Elections into one panel and prevents Cooper from putting a Democratic majority on the state elections board.

The second forces Cooper's Cabinet choices to get Senate confirmation.

McCrory's full statement on House Bill 17:

Last week, I was extremely proud of our bipartisan effort to enact much needed relief to help our citizens recovering from Hurricane Matthew.

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