Republicans are dominant in legislatures in America, by Amber Phillips.
When it comes to control of state government, Republicans dominated at record levels during the Obama years. On Tuesday, they somehow managed to become even more dominant.
Results are still trickling in, but it looks like Republicans will still control an all-time high 69 of 99 state legislative chambers. They’ll hold at least 33 governorships, tying a 94-year-old record.
That means that come 2017, they’ll have total control of government in at least 25 states, and partial control in 20 states. According to population calculations by the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform, that translates to roughly 80 percent of the population living in a state either all or partially controlled by Republicans. …
Democrats, meanwhile, will go into 2017 without any significant gains in Congress and with total control of just four states.
The bits of the US run by Democrats
The more unpopular the Democrat’s identity politics and politically correct is electorally, the more they turn up the bullying, hate, and protests. How is this going to be resolved?