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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
Polls just closed in North Carolina, where the future of democracy itself is on the ballot. If Dem Anita Earls wins NC's Supreme Court race & the GOP's judicial appointments amendment fails, the NC Supreme Court could strike down the GOP's gerrymanders & order fairer maps
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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HUGE: 1.3 million early votes already counted (likely most of total votes cast), & Democrat Anita Earls leads 50-32-14 over GOP incumbent Barbara Jackson & party-switching R Chris Anglin!
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Stephen Wolf
The North Carolina GOP's power-grabbing court-packing & elections board constitutional amendments are going down in flames in the early vote (usually 3/5 of all votes cast), both losing by 30-40 points. Democracy is on the rebound in NC!
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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More North Carolina Supreme Court race early votes in: Dem Anita Earls is holding a huge 56-30-14 lead over GOP Justice Barbara Jackson & party-switching R Chris Anglin. This one is looking over given how 3/5 of NC voters usually vote early/absentee
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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BREAKING: North Carolina Republicans' deceptively written constitutional amendment to gerrymander the state judiciary so the GOP could pack the NC Supreme Court has lost in a landslide (post forthcoming)
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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BREAKING: North Carolina voters reject Republicans' deceptively written constitutional amendment to hobble the state Elections Board through partisan gridlock so Dems can't expand early voting under Dem Gov. Roy Cooper
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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Bad news: Voter ID has passed in North Carolina as expected, but the GOP's worst amendments failed
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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NEW: North Carolina voters elected Dem Anita Earls to a key NC Supreme Court seat & defeated the GOP's court-packing amendment, paving the way for the Dem-majority court to strike down GOP gerrymandering before 2020. Democracy is still alive in NC!
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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Sanity is returning to North Carolina again in 2019. Dems will very likely have broken the GOP's legislative supermajorities to uphold Dem Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes, & the Dem NC Supreme Court could strike down their gerrymanders before 2020
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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Wow. North Carolina Dems are on track to break the GOP's supermajorities in BOTH legislative chambers if current results hold. The GOP's days of running NC into the ground look like they're very much numbered
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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If North Carolina's newly expanded Dem Supreme Court majority strikes down the GOP's gerrymanders before 2020 as looks plausible, Dems could flip both legislative chambers & regain unified govt in 2020 if Dem Gov. Roy Cooper is reelected. A stunning change
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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The North Carolina GOP's schemes to rig the court races by eliminating the primary in hopes multiple Dems split the vote blew up in their faces when instead multiple Rs split the vote
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Stephen Wolf Nov 6
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North Carolina Democrats almost certainly won the statewide popular vote yet no majority in either chamber thanks to GOP gerrymandering. That's something that likely happened in other states like Michigan once the votes are all counted, too
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