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Governor Cooper Responds to NC House Republicans Override Vote on Budget Veto
A half-empty North Carolina House chamber has voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state's two-year budget. The unexpected vote on Wednesday morning came as dozens of Democrats weren't on the House floor. Republicans leaders have been trying for over two months to locate enough votes to meet the threshold for an override, largely through winning over enough Democrats. But the same result occurred because Democrats opposed to the budget weren't at their seats.