The Republican coup in North Carolina makes clear that Democrats must seat Merrick Garland to SCOTUS

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16:  U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands with Judge Merrick B. Garland, while nominating him to the US Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, March 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Garland currently serves as the chief

North Carolina Republicans have done us a big favor, if Democrats are willing to respond. They’ve shown the lengths to which Republicans are willing to go to seize and retain power—and if you think it could only happen in North Carolina, you haven’t been paying attention to Republicans. In their legislative coup there, the Republican legislature has overturned the will of the people who elected a Democratic governor. They stripped incoming Democratic governor Roy Cooper of much of his authority, including rigging the state and county boards of elections to make sure they can continue their attacks on voting rights.

This is not going to be the limit of Republican chicanery in the immediate future, and it’s not going to be limited to North Carolina.

 

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