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There were about 6,115 state legislative elections in the United States in 2010, and…
In those 6,115 state legislative elections, Republicans picked a net gain of 998 seats from Democrats.
Republicans now hold 3,735 state legislative seats to 3,119 state legislative seats held by Democrats, a stunning reversal of power from 2006 and 2008.
Republicans have more seats in state legislatures than at any time since Reconstruction.
So the last time Republicans exercised so much control over state legislatures, the leader of their party was Abraham Lincoln.
And of course Republicans also picked up 5 governorships and 6 Senate seats and 64 seats in the House of Representatives, and meanwhile there’s really nothing worth reporting about our absurd President and the rest of the Democratic “leadership.”