N.C. Republican Legislators Move To Limit New Democratic Governor's Power

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Demonstrators gather outside of a press conference room during a special session at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (Gerry Broome/AP)

North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory may have conceded in last month’s gubernatorial race, but state Republican leaders are still putting up a fight to lead.

Earlier this week, legislators called a special session to introduce measures that would strip the newly elected Democratic governor of the ability to control the election board and appoint University of North Carolina trustees.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with WUNC reporter Jeff Tiberii (@j_tibs) about North Carolina Republican legislators’ so-called “power grab.”

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