Midterm Elections Produce More States Controlled by One Party

Midterm Elections Produce More States Controlled by One Party

After weeks of uncertainty, New Hampshire Republicans emerged this week with a slim majority in the state House of Representatives following midterm elections. With the GOP retaining control of the state House and Senate and the governorship, New Hampshire brings to 39 the number of states with a governing trifecta—one party holding a majority in both legislative chambers while also occupying the governor’s mansion. Democrats now hold 17 state trifectas, compared with 22 held by Republicans, after the party flipped legislative chambers in Minnesota and Michigan and governorships in Massachusetts and Maryland.