Special session being considered to revisit ballot questions
Aug. 22, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators are weighing whether to reconvene the General Assembly to rewrite two ballot questions that would alter the state constitution now that a court blocked them from being voted on this fall.
House Rules Committee Chairman David Lewis said Wednesday he's recommended to fellow GOP members they call a special session. But he doesn't know whether Republicans can bring back to Raleigh fast enough the 72 House members needed to approve alterations.
Senate leader Phil Berger's office also says a special session is one option being discussed.
A majority on a three-judge panel Tuesday sided with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the state NAACP to block two questions because their language is unclear. Several parties in the case — including legislative leaders — filed appeals motions Wednesday.