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315 State Legislative Seats Changed Partisan Control in 2020 Elections

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Hawaii State Legislature in Honolulu Hawaii. (Jeff Whyte/Dreasmtime.com)

By Monday, 18 January 2021 11:30 AM Current | Bio | Archive

January 18, 2021: While most of the political attention in 2020 was on the presidential race, there were also 5,875 state legislative seats up for regularly scheduled elections on November 3. As a result of the elections, control of 315 seats flipped from one party to another.[1]

Republicans gained a net 141 seats, Democrats lost a net 133 seats, and independent and third party candidates lost a net eight seats. Other than Hawaii, every state holding state legislative elections saw at least one seat flip parties.[1]

Fifty seats flipped party control in New Hampshire, the most of any state. Forty-nine of those seats flipped to Republicans — 48 from Democrats and one from a Libertarian. One seat flipped from Republican to Democrat. As a result, both chambers of the New Hampshire General Court changed from Democratic to Republican control.[1]

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Footnotes:

  1. Ballotpedia News, "315 state legislative seats flipped partisan control in the November 2020 elections," January 13, 2021

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