BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Republicans still have a strong hold on
the North Dakota Legislature after Tuesday's elections.
Democrats picked up two seats in the North Dakota Senate, but
Republicans defeated two Democratic House incumbents.
The GOP kept two-thirds majorities in both the House and Senate
after Tuesday's vote.
House Republican Majority Leader Al Carlson predicted
legislative maps approved last November would benefit Republicans.
The maps were redrawn following the 2010 census to reflect
changes in population over the past decade. Republicans who control
the Legislature also drew the new boundaries to protect GOP