Skip to comments.Rising number of states seeing one-party rule
Posted on 11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST by george76
In a little-noticed footnote to last weeks 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 countrys 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. (Nebraskas unicameral legislature is considered nonpartisan.)
Regional power bases are also emerging, with Democrats increasingly dominating state governments across New England.
Conversely, after last weeks vote, the GOP for the first time since 1872 now controls the Arkansas House and Senate. Just 20 years ago, Republicans didnt 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 countrys evolving partisan geography.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I don’t always invert letters, but when I do, I prefer it amuses someone. ;-D
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.
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?
Polarized America File.
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.
Those dems just didn’t vote in 2010. They did in 2008.
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