DemDaily: The States and the Stakes

November 16, 2016

Nevada State Capitol, where Democrats will take over both chambers

On November 8th over 80% percent of the nation's 7,383 legislative seats were up in 86 of the country's 99 legislative chambers.

While Democrats picked up four chambers and made strategic gains in other states, there is much work ahead of us before 2020 redistricting.

The Democrats Gained Control of the Alaska House of Representatives, the New Mexico House of Representatives, the Nevada State Senate and Nevada State Assembly.

Democrats Expanded Their Majorities in the California Assembly, Washington House, New Mexico Senate, and Flipped Seats in Maine, Kansas, Texas, Florida, New Hampshire, Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming - and now hold 100% of the seats in the Hawaii Senate.

Democrats Retained Majorities in 26 chambers, and Tied the Connecticut Senate.

The GOP took control of the Iowa State Senate, the Minnesota State Senate, and the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Post-Election State Legislature Control Chart 
State
House Control
Senate Control
Presidential
Alabama Republican Republican Trump
Alaska*
Democrat
Republican Trump
Arizona Republican Republican Trump
Arkansas Republican Republican Trump
California
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Colorado
Democrat
Republican Clinton
Connecticut
Democrat
Split
Clinton
Delaware
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Florida Republican Republican Trump
Georgia Republican Republican Trump
Hawaii
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Idaho Republican Republican Trump
Illinois
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Indiana Republican Republican Trump
Iowa Republican
Republican
Trump
Kansas Republican Republican Trump
Kentucky
Republican
Republican Trump
Louisiana Republican Republican Trump
Maine
Democrat
Republican Clinton
Maryland
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Massachusetts
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Michigan Republican Republican Still Undecided
Minnesota Republican
Republican
Clinton
Mississippi Republican Republican Trump
Missouri Republican Republican Trump
Montana Republican Republican Trump
Nebraska*
Nonpartisan Unicameral
Nonpartisan Unicameral
Trump
Nevada
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
New Hampshire Republican Republican Clinton
New Jersey
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
New Mexico
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
New York
Democrat
Republican Clinton
North Carolina Republican Republican Trump
North Dakota Republican Republican Trump
Ohio Republican Republican Trump
Oklahoma Republican Republican Trump
Oregon Democrat Democrat Clinton
Pennsylvania Republican Republican Trump
Rhode Island
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
South Carolina Republican Republican Trump
South Dakota Republican Republican Trump
Tennessee Republican Republican Trump
Texas Republican Republican Trump
Utah Republican Republican Trump
Vermont Democrat Democrat Clinton
Virginia Republican Republican Clinton
Washington
Democrat
Republican Clinton
West Virginia Republican Republican Trump
Wisconsin Republican Republican Trump
Wyoming Republican Republican Trump

*The Alaska House is governed by a coalition that gives Democrats functional control of the chamber, despite Republican's numeric lead.  *Nebraska only has one chamber, which is nonpartisan.

Ilhan Omar, MN 60B, the first Somali-American legislator

State legislatures draw more than three-quarters of America's Congressional Districts and Republicans now hold 69* of the 99 state chambers.

Our investment in control of state capitols - and in individual legislative candidates as our party's farm team - will be critical in 2018 if we are to have an impact on the map in 2020.

Attica Scott, first African American woman in Kentucky House in 20 years

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