The fickle finger of fate guided the hand of N. Car. Rep. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg) when she pushed the wrong button and voted to override the governor’s veto of a bill legalizing fracking, and she “feels rotten” about it. According to Dylan Stableford of Yahoo News:
Rep. Becky Carney, a Democrat from Mecklenburg, said she accidentally voted late Monday to override the governor’s veto after asking fellow Democrats to uphold it. The House voted 72-47 against the veto—with Carney’s vote clinching the number of votes needed for the override.
“It is late,” Carney told WRAL-TV. “Here we are rushing to make these kind of decisions this time of night.” The vote was called shortly before 11:30 p.m. ET. “I feel rotten, and I feel tired,” she continued. “And I feel that mistakes are made constantly when people are tired. But I take responsibility for my vote.”
After realizing her error, Carney could be heard on the House floor saying, “”Oh, my God—it won’t let me change my vote.”
Under state law, lawmakers can change their vote if they make a mistake—unless their vote changes the outcome.
Oopsie! Too bad, so sad! Read the entire Yahoo News article here.
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