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Morgan victory returns Democratic majority to Supreme Court

Beyond Roy Cooper's continuing lead in North Carolina's still-unresolved governor's race, the state's Democrats may be happiest about winning a majority on the state Supreme Court for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Republicans won most of the down-ballot races on election night, but Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan delivered a decisive victory to unseat Republican Bob Edmunds as an associate justice. The state's Supreme Court races are officially nonpartisan, but have been shaded by politics for years, especially since Republicans in the legislature have pushed a right-leading agenda.

Morgan, a Democrat, pressed the narrative that Edmunds was an enabler of...