The Brennan Center and Democracy North Carolina today filed a friend-of-the-court brief to stop North Carolina’s legislature from using misleading language on two ballot initiatives to amend the state constitution. The proposals going before voters this fall would substantially reorganize state government in favor of the GOP-dominated legislature, which has repeatedly engaged in gerrymandering and other anti-democratic tactics to cement the majority party’s power.
One amendment would give the North Carolina General Assembly the power to appoint all members of the state election board, other state boards, and commissions currently chosen by the governor, while the other would allow the legislature to fill judicial vacancies with political appointees. Both measures would consolidate power with the current Republican majority against future losses in voter support.
See also this brief from five former NC governors (Ds and Rs).