Response to Veto of Bipartisan Elections Board, Judicial Efficiency Bills

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger responded Friday to Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 68 Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement and House Bill 239 Reduce Court of Appeals to 12 Judges.

“North Carolinians deserve a bipartisan ethics and elections board with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans to govern without partisan motivations, but Roy Cooper wants to rig the system for his own benefit, just like when he packed the Court of Appeals with Democrats while serving in thelegislature,” Moore and Berger said in a joint statement.

“We have complied with the court’s order and restored the governor’s ability to make all appointments to that board, yet he is still fighting measures to increase bipartisan cooperation and undo his court packing scheme for no other reason than to preserve his own partisan advantage.”