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Republicans keep control of North Carolina legislative chambers

Election results showed the legislators winning majorities in the 50-seat Senate and 120-seat House so the party can extend control there for another two years.

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans have withstood a massive effort by Democrats to retake both General Assembly chambers.

Election results showed GOP legislators winning majorities in the 50-seat Senate and 120-seat House so the party can extend control there for another two years. Democrats had been on a multimillion-dollar spending push to win several additional seats in each chamber and flip power. 

The GOP majorities mean Republicans will be able in 2021 to redraw district maps for the next decade based on new census figures. They'll be able to preserve their decade-long agenda on taxes, regulations and social issues.