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Party switch gives GOP veto-proof control in North Carolina

A Democrat in the North Carolina state House switched to the Republican Party on Wednesday, giving the GOP veto-proof control in both chambers of the legislature and handing Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper a setback in trying to block hardline conservative policies in his final two years in office.

North Carolina’s gerrymandering case before U.S. Supreme Court considered one of the "most important" in 100 years

Congressional redistricting is on the U.S. Supreme Court docket in December, with North Carolina front and center. Moore v. Harper will decide whether the state Supreme Court can strike down congressional maps that have been gerrymandered by the state legislature. The eventual ruling could have enormous ramifications for the entire country.