North Carolina - Politics and Government

Politics and Government

The government of North Carolina is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. These consist of the Council of State (led by the Governor), the bicameral legislature (called the General Assembly), and the state court system (headed by the North Carolina Supreme Court). The state constitution delineates the structure and function of the state government. North Carolina has 13 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and two seats in the U.S. Senate. Recent changes in North Carolina politics include the change to a majority Republican legislature after the 2010 elections. The governorship and the majority of the council of state remain under Democratic control.

In 2012, North Carolinians approved a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.. The state flipped back to the Republican column in the Presidential race in 2012, giving its electoral votes to Mitt Romney.

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