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Analysts Question Whether Voters Would End Judicial Elections

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North Carolina’s Republican-led Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting on Wednesday rolled out a skeleton proposal for a constitutional amendment to switch from electing judges to a multistep appointment process. But political observers are skeptical the public would surrender the right to elect judges and pass a required referendum if an amendment went to voters. The public also might balk at the complex nature of the proposal. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.