Republicans gain three more supermajorities nationwide

 April 8, 2023

Breitbart News reports that Republicans have recently gained three more supermajorities nationwide. 

The significance of a supermajority, of course, is that it gives the party that has the supermajority the ability to override a governor's veto. In other words, a supermajority is a majority so big that it is veto-proof.

According to the Republican State Leadership Committee, with the three additions, Republicans now have 25 supermajorities nationwide.

North Carolina

One of the states where Republicans have a new supermajority is North Carolina. And, this supermajority is courtesy of a Democrat - or, rather, a former Democrat.

What gave Republicans a supermajority in North Carolina is the decision of State Rep. Tricia Cotham to leave the Democratic Party for the Republican Party. Cotham made the official announcement on Wednesday.

"The "modern-day Democratic Party has become unrecognizable to me and others across the state," Cotham said. "I will not be controlled by anyone."

Cotham, in her announcement, went on to explain some of the things that led her to switch parties. The list includes criticism that she has received for using the American flag and for having the praying hands emoji on social media.

State Republicans celebrated Cotham's defection. GOP chair Michael Whatley said:

This announcement continues to reflect that the Democratic Party is too radical for North Carolina. The values of the Republican Party align with voters, and the people of Mecklenburg County should be proud to have her representation in Raleigh.


A similar situation took place in Louisiana in mid-March.

There, Democrat state Rep. Francis Thompson announced that he was leaving the Democratic Party for the Republican one. The decision came after Thompson spent 50 years as a Democrat.

Republicans now have a firm grip on Louisiana as they hold supermajorities in both the state House and Senate.


The final supermajority was recently gained by Republicans in Wisconsin. It came by way of state Rep. Dan Knodl's (R) victory over Jodi Habush Sinykin (D) in the recently-held special election to fill the open state Senate seat that was opened after the retirement of Republican incumbent Alberta Darling.

So, in Wisconsin, Republicans have gained a supermajority in the state senate. But, this supermajority is not as strong as the Louisiana one because state Republicans do not hold a supermajority in the state assembly.

Either way, that's three more supermajorities for Republicans. The Republican State Leadership Committee says that there are "more to come."

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