RALEIGH, N.C. -- Day three of the surprise special session at the North Carolina General Assembly was much like day two -- which featured protests and arrests.
Officials say 17 people were arrested on Thursday and at 12 more confirmed on Friday, according to WTVD.
Senate Bill 4, a Republican proposal dramatically reshapes the governor's power in election oversight, was passed in the Senate on Thursday and in the House Friday morning. Friday afternoon, Pat McCrory reportedly signed SB4 into law.
Currently, the governor appoints a majority of state election board officials on the five-person panel. SB4 would expand the board to eight members. Cooper could appoint four. Republicans would select the other four. Republicans call it bipartisan good governance. Democrats call it a power grab.