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
AlabamaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
Alaska*
Democrat
RepublicanTrump
ArizonaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
ArkansasRepublicanRepublicanTrump
California
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Colorado
Democrat
RepublicanClinton
Connecticut
Democrat
Split
Clinton
Delaware
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
FloridaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
GeorgiaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
Hawaii
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
IdahoRepublicanRepublicanTrump
Illinois
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
IndianaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
IowaRepublican
Republican
Trump
KansasRepublicanRepublicanTrump
Kentucky
Republican
RepublicanTrump
LouisianaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
Maine
Democrat
RepublicanClinton
Maryland
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
Massachusetts
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
MichiganRepublicanRepublicanStill Undecided
MinnesotaRepublican
Republican
Clinton
MississippiRepublicanRepublicanTrump
MissouriRepublicanRepublicanTrump
MontanaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
Nebraska*
Nonpartisan Unicameral
Nonpartisan Unicameral
Trump
Nevada
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
New HampshireRepublicanRepublicanClinton
New Jersey
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
New Mexico
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
New York
Democrat
RepublicanClinton
North CarolinaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
North DakotaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
OhioRepublicanRepublicanTrump
OklahomaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
OregonDemocratDemocratClinton
PennsylvaniaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
Rhode Island
Democrat
Democrat
Clinton
South CarolinaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
South DakotaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
TennesseeRepublicanRepublicanTrump
TexasRepublicanRepublicanTrump
UtahRepublicanRepublicanTrump
VermontDemocratDemocratClinton
VirginiaRepublicanRepublicanClinton
Washington
Democrat
RepublicanClinton
West VirginiaRepublicanRepublicanTrump
WisconsinRepublicanRepublicanTrump
WyomingRepublicanRepublicanTrump

*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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