Five states (plus two yet to vote) will keep their perfect records intact for backing the eventual Republican nominee in the modern primary era; two states lost their bellwether status this cycle.
Eight U.S. Senators went against the majority of their party during the controversial 1987 Robert Bork confirmation vote; seven of their seats have since flipped for good in subsequent elections.
Just five U.S. Senators – all Democrats – have issued formal press releases denouncing Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.
Nine states (each with primaries) have an unblemished record in voting for the eventual Republican nominee since 1976 – and not all host contests on the back end of the calendar.
Forty percent of the longest-serving governors in U.S. history left office far short of a storybook ending.
No Oregon governor has ever exited office before the end of his term under a cloud of scandal.
The Texan lands in the Top 10 for all-time service among statehood governors and #4 for consecutive service.
Democratic gubernatorial winning streaks against the GOP have set or matched record highs in New Hampshire, Oregon, Washington, and California.
The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s.