24 States To Be Dominated By Republicans In 2013


At least 37 states will fall under single-party control come January, with one party holding the governor’s office and majorities in both legislative chambers, the New York Times reports, “raising the prospect that bold partisan agendas — on both ends of the political spectrum — will flourish over the next couple of years.”

As a result of November’s election, 24 states will be completely controlled by Republicans, while at least 13 states will be Democratic. Power will be divided evenly in just 12 capitals — the fewest since 1952. Democrats won more of “the roughly 6,000 state legislative seats that were up for grabs,” adding “more than 150 legislative seats.”

The New York Times offers this graphic of party control in the states since 1938: