Democrat's Mistaken Vote on Fracking Overrides Veto

Democrat's Mistaken Vote on Fracking Overrides Veto

State Democrat Rep. Becky Carney (NC) explains she was confused when she voted to override the Governor’s veto on fracking.

A North Carolina state representative says she voted mistakenly to override the governor’s veto of a bill to allow the shale gas exploration called ‘fracking’ after a late-night vote in the General Assembly. 

Democratic Rep. Becky Carney of Charlotte said she pushed the green ‘yes’ button at her desk Monday night to override Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of the measure that would allow shale gas exploration, before realizing she wanted to vote red, or ‘no.’ 


Her ‘yes’ vote made the tally 72-47 – just above the 60 per cent required to override in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Rep. Carney said she would look for ways to change the law in the future.

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