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  1. jerry1949
    Member

    Republicans now control 69% of the state legislative chambers held, increasing from 57 to 68.

    Republicans continue with 23 trifectas, but Democrats lost more than half, going from 15 to 7. (There is still 1 undecided because of Alaska).

    Governorships increased from 28 to 31 with Republicans now controlling 62% of governorships though that could increase to 64% if Alaska falls Republican.

    Republicans are expected to gain 300 to 350 seats, and will have their highest total of state legislative seats since 1920, though I think it would be more fair to not compare the actual numbers but the percentages.

    (Some of these numbers vary a little depending upon the source).

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 03:36 PM #
  2. duxrule
    Member

    You're gonna get a blister.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 03:41 PM #
  3. jerry1949
    Member

    In looking at these numbers it's made me realize that Republicans have an advantage in that they are more dispersed and don't conglomerate in the cities as do Democrats, which causes many votes to be "wasted" as far as elections based on districts are concerned. Republicans can be at a 50% to 51% overall vote level and get 55% to 65% of the legislative seats.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 03:45 PM #
  4. jerry1949
    Member

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 03:57 PM #
  5. Vitalogy
    Member

    It's called gerrymandering and voter suppression.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 07:47 PM #
  6. NoParty
    Member

    Outright voter fraud!!!!!!

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 07:56 PM #
  7. jerry1949
    Member

    So says the senate predictor. Gerrymandering has zip to do with governor and senate races and little to do with this election. It has everything to do with dispersement of democrats in urban distracts and of course much to do with the fact that Obama sucks. He was a real wrecking ball to the democrat party. Even democrat candidates ran away fron him.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 08:43 PM #
  8. missing_kskd
    Member

    I think the goal is to amend the Constitution in some basic way. That was suggested by somebody I read, and it makes a lot of sense, given the approach in the courts and the overall tendency to rule, not actually practice democracy.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 08:44 PM #
  9. missing_kskd
    Member

    That's a load F&B. Acres don't vote. People do.

    Biasing it by area, and or demographics isn't democracy. It is manipulation, combined with voter suppression intended to secure ruling power.

    Republicans don't give a shit about you and me. They tout personal responsibility for two reasons:

    1. Freedom to do whatever they want, fuck other people

    2. Not to be bothered with any outcomes that result from policy decisions.

    This favors wealthy people and corporations, who see the rest of it, people included, as mere resources to exploit.

    Because fuck women and Jesus says.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 08:48 PM #
  10. Vitalogy
    Member

    Enjoy the 2 years of Senate control. It will end in 2016, along with Hillary being President.

    By the way, our household's net worth has more than doubled since Obama was elected.

    Thank you Obama.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 08:54 PM #