49 of 50 State Legislatures Will Be Under Single-Party Control

Just Minnesota has one Democratic chamber, one Republican chamber
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2018 4:25 PM CST
49 of 50 State Legislatures Will Be Under Single-Party Control
In this May 24, 2017, file photo, sun rises behind the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn.   (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

(Newser) – It hasn't happened in more than a century, but next year, just one state in the US will have a divided legislature. That state is Minnesota, where Republicans retained control of the state Senate in Tuesday's elections while Democrats flipped the House; all the other state legislatures will be under single-party control. That's a first since 1914, the National Conference of State Legislatures announced on Twitter. Five state legislative chambers flipped from Republican to Democratic Tuesday. Next year, 18 state legislatures will be controlled entirely by Democrats, while 31 will be controlled by Republicans, the Week reports. (Tuesday's blue wave "hit a red wall.")

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