Depending on whom you talk to and when, North Carolina is
a. on the cusp of a constitutional crisis
b. an object lesson in how to cheat and get away with it
d. yes, and then some
No matter what you call it, these are strange times. A week ago, a trial court declared the districts that gave us the current legislature to be illegal and ordered new maps. This was an extraordinary ruling, appropriate to extraordinary circumstances. The GOP legislature began cheating out of the blocks, using forbidden maps to guide their work. The court will need to intervene again.
And this week, our illegally constituted Republican assembly has used deception and trickery to override the governor's veto. It's brass-knuckled politics, straight from the party of Trump. Maybe not criminal, definitely sleazy. So now what.
First and foremost, uphold the veto in the Senate. It's going to be a close vote, with every Republican voting to cheat.
Next, litigation, Take Tim Moore to court, even if we stop things in the Senate.