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As the 2020 election approaches, state laws aimed at voter suppression, gerrymandering and purging voters from the official rolls are gaining attention.

For those working to protect voter rights, a victory occurred in North Carolina Tuesday.

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Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives held a surprise vote to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of the state's budget.

The lawmakers held the vote while Governor Cooper and a majority of House Democrats were at an event commemorating the September 11 attacks, having previously been assured no votes would be held on the floor that day.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum during the meeting, with details to be released at a later date. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Republican National Convention isn't until August of next year but President Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is already leaving a sour impression on the event's host city.

In the wake of the president's racist tweets to four Democratic congresswomen, the city council of Charlotte, North Carolina voted 9-2 to rebuke Trump for his divisive language in a proposal featuring a litany of Trump's racist and xenophobic remarks from the past three years to as recently as last week.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump descended upon Greenville, North Carolina Wednesday night to cheer on racist rhetoric and numerous lies. But it wasn't only supporters of the president who turned up for the rally, and resistance wasn't futile—as one Greenville restaurant proved with its response to the red cap ridden surroundings.

Mathew Scully, who owns The Scullery restaurant in Greenville, announced in a Facebook post that the eatery would donate a whopping 100% of its proceeds from the night of the rally to the American Immigration Council, which helps provide lawyers to immigrants of all documentation statuses.

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As outcry mounts against the racist chants of his supporters at a Wednesday night rally in North Carolina, President Donald Trump attempted to distance himself from the moment that horrified Americans across the country.

While taking questions from reporters in the Oval Office, Trump claimed that he tried to stop his supporters' cries of "send her back," referring to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), by "speaking very quickly."

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President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally on July 17, 2019 in Greenville, North Carolina. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

After several days of facing backlash over racist posts made on Twitter, President Donald Trump held a Make America Great Again (MAGA) rally in Greenville, North Carolina. As expected, chants were a part of the latest MAGA rally.

But after Trump's repeated attacks trying to vilify the Congresswomen he targeted in his racist tweets, a new chant emerged:

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Many thought President Donald Trump's racism had reached a new low with tweets urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from.

But at a North Carolina rally Wednesday night, the president and his supporters proved they still had greater depths to sink to. When Trump unleashed a slew of lies about Somalian-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the crowd broke into a chant that disturbed Americans across the country.

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