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NC House GOP falls short of supermajority, NC Senate GOP gains enough seats

Previous Democratic requests for Republicans to permit debate and votes on gun-control measures and others to keep weapons out of the hands of people at extreme risk of becoming violent have been unsuccessful.
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The Republicans in the North Carolina House didn’t quite make it to the supermajority that they wanted on Election Day but they did in the Senate.

The Republicans in the North Carolina House didn’t quite make it to the supermajority that they wanted on Election Day but they did in the Senate.

The GOP appears to have gained two seats needed in the Senate but to have fallen one short in the House.

The GOP wanted to have a super majority -- holding three-fifths of the seats – to have enough votes to override vetoes by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

Republicans had that power for much of the last decade before court-ordered redistricting took away a few seats in 2020.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to eastern North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of kiddo cuddling, reading, and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.