North Carolina Republicans’ Legislative Upheaval

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Protestors gather outside of a press conference room during a special session at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.

David Graham, staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers U.S. politics and global news, discusses attempts by North Carolina’s Republican-dominated state legislature to weaken the powers of incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, including drastically reducing the number of state employees the governor can hire.