NC Dem Set To Switch To GOP, Create Republican Supermajority

  • A Democratic state representative in North Carolina reportedly will announce she intends to switch parties, handing a supermajority to Republicans in the legislature, Democrat officials in the state say.
  • Rep. Tricia Cotham, a Democrat representing the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been urged to resign by her fellow Democratic colleagues over her impending announcement that she intends to join the Republican Party, WCNC News reported.
  • House Democratic leader Robert Reives and State party chair Anderson Clayton called her forthcoming switch a “betrayal” of the voters who “overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates up and down the ballot,” the outlet stated.

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