GOP gains supermajority on North Carolina Supreme Court
Republicans now have a super majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Two seats were up for grabs this year, and Republicans won both.
Richard Dietz will replace retiring Justice Robin Hudson. Dietz is currently a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Trey Allen defeated incumbent Sam Ervin. Allen currently serves as General Counsel for the state Administrative Office of the Courts.
The court is now comprised of five republicans and two democrats. Over the next couple of years, the court is likely to weigh in on topics including redistricting and abortion.
The GOP will have majority control for the first time since the court was made partisan by the General Assembly in 2016.