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Which Party Controls the State Legislatures and Governorships?

by Lucas Eaves, published

The results of the last elections are well known at the national level. Barack Obama won the presidency, the Republicans have a majority in the House, and the Democrats have a majority in the Senate.

Lesser known is the distribution of forces at the state level. As a result of the 2012 elections, the Republicans are in control of a majority of states with 30 gubernatorial offices and 27 state legislatures. The Democrats hold 19 governorships and have the majority in 18 legislatures.

With the following infographic, published by Pew Charitable Trusts, discover the country's map of state legislatures and governorships according to party control.

The Pew Charitable Trust

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