Democrats’ hopes to gain majorities in several state legislatures have fallen apart as Republicans across the country were helped by Donald Trump’s win in the presidential race.
Republicans already held 69 of the 99 chambers across the country, but Democrats believed they had a shot to win in several.
With incomplete results from Tuesday’s election, it appears Republicans will control at least as many chambers as they do now.
They’re picking up chambers in Iowa, Kentucky and Minnesota while losing them in Nevada and New Mexico.
In some districts, it appears Trump’s wide support in the presidential race also helped candidates for state office.
That result could set up Republicans to control most congressional and legislative redistricting after the 2020 Census. It would help them maintain a grip on political power for years to come.
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