The Governor had little power and in many cases needed the consent of the Council of State to exercise the power that the office did hold. The Governor was also held to strict term limits; a person could only hold the office three terms in every six years.See here for more about the limits on his powers.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Limiting the Power of the North Carolina Governor
The Democrats are furious that the Republican-controlled legislature is passing a bill to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor. This is not new for North Carolina; the 1776 state constitution also greatly limited the governor's powers: