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Rising number of states seeing one-party rule
The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil

Posted on 11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST by george76

In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is considered nonpartisan.)

Regional power bases are also emerging, with Democrats increasingly dominating state governments across New England.

Conversely, after last week’s vote, the GOP for the first time since 1872 now controls the Arkansas House and Senate. Just 20 years ago, Republicans didn’t have a majority in a single legislative house in the states of the old Confederacy – now they control all 11.

The number of states with divided government is down from 31 just 16 years ago to 12 today, prompting speculation on the country’s evolving partisan geography.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Arkansas; US: California; US: Connecticut; US: Illinois; US: Kansas; US: Maryland; US: New Hampshire; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012analysis; 2012electionanalysis; cwii; elections; onepartyrule; politics; stategovernment; stateonepartyrule; states

1 posted on 11/10/2012 9:33:36 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Battle lines are being drawn.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 9:36:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: george76

If I did not know better, the US appears headed for a political version of the Thirty Years’ War.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 9:39:48 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: george76

France shouldn’t make the Germans mad. ..We know what
usually comes after.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 9:42:23 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: george76

If only there was a way to split it up. Unfortunately, it boils down to Democrats controlling the concentrated parasite nests (”cities”) and Republicans controlling the rest of the landscape inhabited by normal, taxpaying, traditional American families. So there’s really no way to pile together all the parasite nests into one geographic area and let the scumbags have it. What a predicament.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 9:44:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dfwgator

unfortunately, the rats have the big states and the pubs have the little states....we need to change election laws in the swing states and its going to be impossible to do with the rats...


6 posted on 11/10/2012 9:45:05 PM PST by cherry
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To: george76
now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – . . . Republicans in 23. . . .

In all of those Republican states, and in any others where it can be done, if they have not done so already, they should a) come up with strict voter ID laws, and b) limit or eliminate early voting. If not dealt with, these are areas ripe for Democrat vote fraud.

7 posted on 11/10/2012 9:51:41 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: cherry

Democrats now have a super majority in California. Republicans are totaly irrelevant. before Republicans could atleast hold out. Not now.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 10:15:25 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: george76

owebama did not win a single state that has voter I.D. laws.

PA, OH, FL, WI, CO, NV, MI, CA, WA, OR, etc. all have heavily populated urban areas controlled by demoncrats that had unbelievable vote percentages for his majesty. The rural areas of those states went mostly for Romney.

Now we know how elections are stolen.

The easiest (therefore least likely) solution if they aren’t going to require voters to show I.D. is proportional assignment of electoral college votes based on how areas within a state voted.

I live in Idaho where we DO have voter I.D. We went about 70/30 for R and R. FUBO!!!


9 posted on 11/10/2012 10:31:43 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: george76; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

Lucky me. I live in socialist utopia Maryland funded by our heros in DC.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 10:34:53 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Boehner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: george76

Conversely, after last week’s vote, the GOP for the first time since 1872 now controls the Arkansas House and Senate. Just 20 years ago, Republicans didn’t have a majority in a single legislative house in the states of the old Confederacy – now they control all 11.

TN has a super majority in both houses plus governor. If anyone thinks the south is going down easy, they need to think again


11 posted on 11/10/2012 10:35:05 PM PST by Figment
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To: Lancey Howard

So there’s really no way to pile together all the parasite nests into one geographic area and let the scumbags have it. What a predicament.

We have railroads and plenty of cattle cars


12 posted on 11/10/2012 10:38:09 PM PST by Figment
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To: Lancey Howard

We could afford to let them have a good port. However, Los Angeles is a port only because most of the Colorado River is so diverted (correct me if I’m wrong on that).

Send them all there and shut down the water supply.

Problem solved.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 10:44:49 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: cherry

unfortunately, the rats have the big states and the pubs have the little states...

Last I saw, the dims only had Florida in the south (through fraud) and very little in the middle of the country. Look at the map. It would be very difficult to survive in a blue area without the reds agreeing to it


14 posted on 11/10/2012 10:44:49 PM PST by Figment
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To: 43north

owebama did not win a single state that has voter I.D. laws.

As has been pointed out earlier on this forum, Ohio has voter ID law


15 posted on 11/10/2012 10:47:47 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

It was pointedly not enforced this cycle. It will be in place for the next elections.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 10:54:17 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Figment

I was under the impression that their voter ID law was tied up in court thanks to owebama’s department of justice for my people.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 10:57:58 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

I don’t think that’s correct — I think there are 3 states with voter ID laws that went to Obama.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 11:08:06 PM PST by wayne_shrugged
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I read the funniest article in Salon a few days ago. (funny peculiar, not haha).

Salon is staunchly left, and read by the left. They were celebrating the absolute supermajority CA had by the extreme left, because the state was in SUCH trouble, and it was the evil Republicans (I kid you not!) that had destroyed it! Now that the beneficent and intelligent Dems had TOTAL control, utopia would finally come forth!

I feel for all the freepers in CA, but other than that, it is going to be such fun to watch it implode. Although of course, Obama’s probably going to force all the rest of us to bail out the mess they are going to make.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 11:08:49 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: 43north

owebama did not win a single state that has voter I.D. laws.

Could have been. The problem with voter fraud is that turnouts of over 100% not being addressed by the courts. Fl is a red state (barely) PA probably too. Voter ID probably wouldn’t have solved either without some elementary math. More people voted than existed. This will only be solved by the people, not the courts or the laws


20 posted on 11/10/2012 11:11:06 PM PST by Figment
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To: Charles Henrickson

Also paper ballots, purple ink voters’ fingers to stop voting twice, locked boxes with audit trails, count ballots right at the local polling place.

ID is only one piece of the solution.

Need to ensure the COUNT is not fraudulent.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 11:13:47 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: george76

Can we divide this country in two? Cessation baby!


22 posted on 11/10/2012 11:41:56 PM PST by entropy12 (3 new SCOTUS appointments by Obama will ensure killing of unborn for next 30 years)
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To: WildHighlander57

All good suggestions!


23 posted on 11/10/2012 11:43:54 PM PST by entropy12 (3 new SCOTUS appointments by Obama will ensure killing of unborn for next 30 years)
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To: george76

There are a lot if ice cream vendors out there giving away free ice cream.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 12:00:25 AM PST by Dapper 26
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To: george76

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25 posted on 11/11/2012 12:03:06 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Lancey Howard; cherry

dems control the political power bases. Republicans control where the food and energy are produced. Let’s play chicken.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 12:14:46 AM PST by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: dfwgator
Battle lines are being drawn.

And what exactly would be your demarcation? On which side would you place a state that has not voted for a RAT Presidential cxandidate in 16 years, that is one of only three states where Zer0 didn't win a single county last Tuesday and yet for decades has been (and remains) firmly under RAT control?

27 posted on 11/11/2012 12:21:47 AM PST by Roccus
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To: george76
We can have a peaceful secession the way they did it when Norway and Sweden split in 1905. Norway wanted out, and the Swedes were happy to let them go.

Democrats think the Republican states are all backward hillbillies and will be glad to let them go.

28 posted on 11/11/2012 12:50:05 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Is it time to split the electorial votes between districts and finally give the people in outlying areas a little representation?


29 posted on 11/11/2012 4:29:13 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: sickoflibs

Unless we get rid of The Mikes we are doomed.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 4:59:47 AM PST by doberville
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To: Roccus

My guess is that you are speaking of West Virginia.

Just like Arkansas, it will eventually come around. The epiphany will come when Jay Rockefeller is finally dumped.


31 posted on 11/11/2012 8:04:40 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Malesherbes
The epiphany will come when Jay Rockefeller is finally dumped.

The corruption and dysfunctionality of the WV GOP makes that an event I would bet my life savings against ever happening.

32 posted on 11/11/2012 8:46:50 AM PST by Roccus
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To: george76; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

We almost always have one-party rule in my state, and it’s always the wrong party!

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


33 posted on 11/11/2012 1:03:54 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: george76; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; randita; InterceptPoint; PhilCollins; ...

To recap the state leg races

We won both Houses in Arkansas for the first time since the Grant Administration. We barley have the House 51-48 with a former Harlem globetrotter winning one seat as a Green (you can’t make this stuff up, he was a former rat state rep who was forced out for some reason). As with other southern states we can probably expect some party switches to pad the majority.

We won the Alaska State Senate which had been tied and even before the tie was controlled by a disgusting rat-rino coalition. At least 13 (out of 20 seats) Republicans were elected with rat leader Hollis French narrowly ahead in one outstanding race. They elected new leadership and put the coalition to an end.

We won back the Wisconsin Senate as expected (we lost it thanks to those lame ass recalls).

And now the losses

Both Houses in Maine.

Both Houses in Minnesota (I think the Senate is a 4 year term)

The New Hampshire House (we kept the Senate 13-11) Obama lovers voting straight ticket dem in NH.

The New York Senate, again ( :( )

The Colorado House which we narrowly had won in 2010.

And we lost the tie we had in the Oregon House.

And it looks like fraud keeps democrats in charge of the Iowa Senate.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 2:05:10 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The court finds no problem with how the Congressional districts in Maryland were gerrymandered. If you look at the areas carried by Romney, how can the court find that “fair” representation is provided in Maryland?

I know TSR, “Forget about it JVb’s, it's Maryland.”

35 posted on 11/12/2012 3:10:42 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (CBC, just another bunch of jive a$$ street corner hustlers)
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To: 43north
I live in Idaho where we DO have voter I.D. We went about 70/30 for R and R. FUBO!!!

Dozens of red counties in Tennessee had similar results. Conservatives...get to a red state...there is strength in numbers.

36 posted on 11/12/2012 3:27:46 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: WildHighlander57
Also paper ballots, purple ink voters’ fingers to stop voting twice, locked boxes with audit trails, count ballots right at the local polling place.

Get RID of 'early voting'. I am a big fan of paper ballots...I can wait a few days for the results on an HONEST election. The one last week was NOT honest, and we all know it.

37 posted on 11/12/2012 3:39:09 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

Nh House is bizarre. How can you go from 70% to minority? Perhaps there is no franking, so incumbents have little advantage. it also means they did not work their districts hard during their term. Of course, the pay is minimal so it is very part time.

I met Speaker O’Brien during the Newt campaign. Not impressed. Not at all. So if he gets the blame, that is fine. It is depressing for the conservatives who live in Nh that they are under complete assault, both by the RINO GOP leadership and then the inundation of liberalism into their state. They should have passed tough border control laws and immigration restrictions years ago when the MASS border was less porous.


38 posted on 11/12/2012 4:13:21 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
It is depressing for the conservatives who live in Nh that they are under complete assault, both by the RINO GOP leadership and then the inundation of liberalism into their state.

I have lobbying conservatives to get out of Red Hampshire for several years. NH Freepers kept arguing their case..."look what 2010 did for the State Legislature...Republicans everywhere...NH is back on the road to conservative rule.'

Oops.

They have been conspicuously silent the past week or so...they have NOTHING to hang their hat on...except Lindsay Graham's new BFF, Kelley Ayotte. (snicker)

39 posted on 11/12/2012 4:25:32 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Impy

I take it that we need to get more beermakers to run as Republicans, since they’re the only ones who won last Tuesday? I mean, that’s what I assume you meant when you wrote:

“We barley have the House 51-48”

And, a few minutes earlier:

“Who won in an Obama state? Heller, barley.”

: )


40 posted on 11/12/2012 9:58:52 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I don’t always invert letters, but when I do, I prefer it amuses someone. ;-D


41 posted on 11/15/2012 9:29:28 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

As to why Heller’s victory was as narrow as the neck of a beer bottle, we have Independent American (state affiliate of the Constitution Party) Candidate David VanderBeek to thank. James VanderBeek’s mentally irregular cousin? He got nearly 5%.

Though I suppose some of his voters were just idiots attracted to the word “Independent”, unaware that it’s a conservative party.


42 posted on 11/15/2012 9:41:10 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj

The districts are so tiny, coupled with all the turnover in recent elections most people probably have no idea who their state Rep is.

The majority voted RAT for everything else so why not State House?


43 posted on 11/15/2012 9:42:54 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: george76

Polarized America File.


44 posted on 11/15/2012 9:46:24 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Impy

NH:
the districts are not that small because each town has multiple house reps. Some towns are in multiple different districts which have multiple reps.

Of course, if there were 500 districts, they would be small. But if that small some would not be able to find candidates. I know one very small town that has 2 reps in one district and also is in a different district with 2 other reps.

I do not know why NH swung so wildly to the DEMS. The ronPaul peeples maybe did not like MITT. NH is so less interesting with the RINOs a majority control over a minority party. Blaming the Mass-immigrants ... the rural northern counties also are trending RAT.


45 posted on 11/16/2012 12:42:32 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Those dems just didn’t vote in 2010. They did in 2008.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 1:15:09 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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