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7 State Legislative Chambers Flipped Partisan Control on Election Day

7 State Legislative Chambers Flipped Partisan Control on Election Day
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Thursday, 08 November 2018 02:30 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Seven state legislative chambers flipped partisan control as a result of Tuesday’s election.

Six went from Republican control to Democratic control: the Colorado State Senate, the Maine State Senate, the New York Senate, the Minnesota House, and both the New Hampshire State House and Senate.

The Alaska House went in the opposite direction, from Democrats to Republicans.

Prior to the election, Republicans controlled 67 of the 99 state legislative chambers while Democrats controlled 32. Democrats picked up a net of five chambers on Election Day, so the new totals are 62 Republican and 37 Democratic.

Democrats also picked up a net seven governorships on Election Day.

There are 99 legislative chambers because every state but Nebraska has both a state House and Senate. Nebraska has just a single legislature.

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