Two days ago North Carolina Republican legislators pushed through two bills that will hamstring Governor-elect Roy Cooper. Yesterday outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bills. A naked, venal power-grab by N.C. righties — what else is noew? Huffpost’s Julia Craven: “Cooper was up by 4,300 votes on Election Day and continued to rise in the count. Instead of bowing out graciously, McCrory asked that all provisional ballots be counted, formally called for a statewide recount and made brash allegations of voter fraud before finally conceding on 12.5.” Here’s a Daily Kos account of what happened on 12.15. A video capture of what happened after the jump: