North Carolina Republicans Want to Rig the System

Democrats won state elections. The GOP wants to fight back by packing the state Supreme Court.

Hanging on.

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Mike Morgan, an African-American judge, defeated a conservative incumbent last month for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Now conservative Republicans are trying to sabotage his election by packing the court, a move that would have racial and perhaps national political implications.

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