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State Legislatures

By Matthew Yglesias  

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State Legislature majorities are the deep foundations of national politics. They control congressional redistricting, which is important, and because they also control their own redistricting, control can be hard to reverse. Last night, “Democrats won new majorities in the Delaware House, Ohio House, Wisconsin Assembly, New York Senate, and the Nevada Senate.” That gives them control of both chambers in New York, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Delaware and shifts Ohio to an even split. Nevada and New York will be important redistricting opportunities after the next census, and given the opportunity to redraw the State Senate districts in New York it will be very difficult for the GOP to ever mount a comeback in Albany.

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