N Carolina budget gets final OK quickly signed by Cooper

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

Election results showed GOP legislators winning at least the 26 Senate seats and 61 House seats needed to extend control 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. And they’ll be able to preserve their decade-long agenda on taxes, regulations and social issues.

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