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State Legislatures: A Democratic Surge and a Republican Fizzle | Elections
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State Legislatures: A Democratic Surge and a Republican Fizzle | Elections

One of the most surprising results in what had initially been billed as a red wave election was how strong Democrats were in state legislative races.By midday Wednesday, Democrats were expected to flip at least three chambers – both chambers in Michigan, plus the Minnesota Senate. In both states, the reelection of a Democratic governor on election night meant that Democrats would move into “trifecta” control, meaning they held the governorship as well as both legislative chambers.Meanwhile, Democrats by midday Wednesday were close to flipping the New Hampshire House and the Pennsylvania House, although it was unclear whether they could pull off either shift. For good measure, the Democrats have so far defended all of their vulnerable state legislative chambers.In the battle for the stat...