North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill Friday limiting the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, the Associated Press reports.
The Republican-dominated state legislature met on Wednesday to pass a disaster relief bill in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Once that bill passed, the body moved on to approving a sweeping bill seem by many as retaliation for a hard-fought race the Republican governor lost.
McCrory had refused to concede the race to Cooper until a recount proved he had lost by about 10,000 votes.
The new law bars Cooper from appointing his cabinet without legislative approval, bars appointments of trustees for the University of North Carolina, and takes away the power to oversee the North Carolina election board.
That same election board would be reduced in size, from five members to four members and include two from each party, NPR reports.
The law also makes elections for appellate court judgeships officially partisan.
Some people on Twitter are accusing the GOP of politicking to keep power.
And a few online think we'll see more moves just like this one.
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