Tag: political parties

  • 54.82% of state legislatures are Republican, 44.34% Democratic

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    According to counts on October 10, 54.82% of all state legislatures in the United States are Republican while 44.34% are Democratic. There are 7,386 state legislative seats in the country. Republicans control 57 chambers, while Democrats hold 40. Two chambers (Alaska House and Alaska Senate) were organized under multipartisan, power-sharing coalitions. Democrats hold 851 state…

  • State lawmaker political party switch snapshot

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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 senators: 24 State representatives: 59 State lawmakers who switched from Republican to Democrat: 23 State senators: 8…