Ari Berman: How Voter Suppression Helped Pave Way for a Legislative Coup in North Carolina

We turn now to North Carolina, where as many as 39 protesters were arrested Friday at the State Legislative Building. Activists are accusing Republican lawmakers of waging a legislative coup by attempting to strip power from the state’s incoming governor, Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper narrowly beat Republican Governor Pat McCrory by 10,000 votes last month. In an unprecedented move, Republicans filed dozens of new bills last week during a special session of the General Assembly called to consider relief for Hurricane Matthew victims. We speak to Ari Berman, senior contributing writer for The Nation. His latest piece is titled "North Carolina’s Legislative Coup Shows What Voter Suppression Will Look Like Under Trump."


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