by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Carolina Journal reports on Tuesday’s election results. Good night for North Carolina Democrats seeking to regain some power in the General Assembly.
State Democrats accomplished a major goal in Tuesday’s midterm election, breaking the Republican Party’s supermajority in the General Assembly. Unofficial results show the GOP, which has a 75-45 advantage in the 2017 session — three votes more than needed to override a veto by Gov. Roy Cooper with a unified caucus — lost nine seats.
Republicans will enter the 2019 session with a 66-54 majority, pending the outcome of several contests.
Check back several times today for more results and perspective.