Heading into the Nov. 8 General Election, Republicans control 68 of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers. Many of these chambers are holding elections this year.
According to Ballotpedia, “a total of 1,210 (61.4%) of the country’s 1,972 state senate seats and 4,710 (87.0%) of the country’s 5,411 state house seats are up for a vote. Altogether, 5,920 (80.2%) of the country’s 7,383 state legislative seats are up for election during the presidential election year.”
There are 1945 upper chamber state legislative districts in the United States. Of these, 1,109 are in Republican control and 826 are in Democratic control. Eleven states contain districts which elect multiple representatives, leaving six districts with split party representation.
Note: Representatives are accurate as of August 1, 2016. Nebraska is unicameral and only has one chamber.
Republicans represent 2,669 districts in state lower chambers while Democrats were elected in 2,079 districts. An additional 65 are represented by legislators in both parties while 16 are from another party or independent. Nebraska is a unicameral state and does not have a lower chamber.
Updated Aug. 11, 2016