The unifying influence of Hurricane Florence can only overcome so much with just weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.
The bitter divides became apparent again Thursday as a small group of current and former judges helped announce a $2 million television ad campaign against two proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution. The amendments, if approved by voters, could drastically change the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches of government.
“It’s a brazen power grab shocking in its audacity,” Don Stephens, former superior court judge in Wake County, said at a news conference. “This will destroy the equal balance of power every healthy democracy needs.”