North Carolina Governor Vetoes GOP Bill Pushing Primary To June

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper has refused to delay North Carolina’s primaries by another three weeks to June.

He vetoed a measure on Friday that Republican legislators said would allow them more time to redraw their redistricting plans if the state Supreme Court strikes down boundaries.

But he said it was a bad idea for lawmakers to interfere when litigation challenging congressional and legislative boundaries is before the state’s highest court.

The primary date remains May 17.

The Supreme Court already delayed the primary once last month to let redistricting lawsuits be heard.

A veto override seems unlikely since Republican majorities aren’t veto-proof.