by Dr. Ed Berry
The Senate GOP has moved to the right. Picking up seven seats is historically strong.
The House GOP picked up more seats than at any time since 1948 – more than sixty seats.
There will be 18 states subject to reapportionment. The Republicans will control a majority of those – at least ten and maybe a dozen or more. A minimum of seventeen state legislative houses have flipped to the Republican Party.
- The North Carolina Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1870.
- The Alabama Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1876.
- The Wisconsin and New Hampshire legislatures flipped to the GOP by wide margins.
- The State Houses in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Montana, and Colorado flipped to the GOP.
- The Maine and Minnesota Senates flipped to the GOP.
- The Texas and Tennessee Houses went from virtually tied to massive Republican gains. The gains in Texas were so big the Republicans don’t need the Democrats to get state constitutional amendments out of the state legislature.
These gains go all the way down to the municipal level across the nation. That did not happen even in 1994.