Author: Adam Powell

  • 54.87% of all state legislators in the United States are Republican, 44.43 % are Democratic

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    At the end of February 2024, 54.87% of all state legislators in the United States are Republican while 44.43% are Democratic. There are 7,386 state legislative seats in the country. Republicans held a majority in 56 chambers, and Democrats held the majority in 39 chambers. Two chambers (Alaska House and Alaska Senate) were organized under…

  • State lawmaker political party switch snapshot – November 2023

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    One hundred seventy-three (173) state legislators have switched political parties since 1994, according to analysis by Ballotpedia. Forty-seven (47) state senators and 126 state representatives have switched parties. State lawmakers who switched from Democrat to Republican: 83 State lawmakers who switched from Republican to Democrat: 23 As of November 22, 2023, Republicans controlled 54.82% of…

  • 2023 is on similar pace to 2022 for elected official recall efforts nationwide

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    The number of recall efforts taking place nationwide – along with the number of elected officials impacted by recall efforts – held a similar pace over the first 264 days of 2023 compared to 2022.  As of September 21, 2023, Ballotpedia identified a total of 232 recall efforts nationwide through the first 264 days of…