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Updated: RSLC Election Day Memo
Last Updated on Monday, 8 November 2010 02:05 Written by rslcpol Monday, 8 November 2010 02:05
In comparison to past elections, all indications are that Republicans had more success than either party has seen in modern history. As of 8:30 a.m. ET, Republicans had gained more than 500 state legislative seats nationwide, outperforming the 472-seat Republican gains of 1994 and the 322-seat Democratic gains of 2006. Before yesterday’s elections, Democrats controlled 60 of the country’s state legislative chambers, Republicans 36. After yesterday’s elections, at this point, Democrats control 40 chambers, Republicans 55 and two evenly divided (the Oregon House and the Alaska Senate). .
[Note: In the New York Senate, Republicans made significant gains and are awaiting results in several races that could lead to majority status.]