Gov. Cooper Shares Statement on Elimination of Judicial Primaries

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Today, Governor Roy Cooper responded to the legislature’s override of his veto of SB 656:
 
"The legislature is angry that their bad laws continue to be overturned by the courts, and their solution to abolish a scheduled election and once again take away voters’ rights is wrong. This is the first step toward a constitutional amendment that will rig the system by moving to partisan, legislative selection of judges. Allowing legislators to pick their own judges for political reasons is a bad idea."