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Override of N Carolina governor's first veto complete

The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature on Thursday overrode Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that makes local judicial elections officially partisan races again.

The Senate completed the override of Cooper's veto — his first as governor — one day after the House voted to do the same. At least three-fifths of the members voting in each chamber agreed to enact the law addressing Superior Court and District Court judgeships over Cooper's objections.

The new law is one of several pieces of legislation approved or debated by Republican lawmakers that are seeking to weaken Democrats and Cooper, with many targeting his ability to shape the state's trial courts.