A record number of candidates on the Democratic ballot will likely result in the party producing a nominee with the second lowest support heading into the general election.
Democrats in four states have never won three-fifths of the gubernatorial vote in electoral history – that could change in two states in 2018.
Independent Joe Trillo could make Rhode Island the first state in 75+ years to have non-major party gubernatorial candidates win 20+ percent in three consecutive cycles.
Over the last half-century, governors seeking a fourth consecutive victory at the ballot box have been successful in 12 out of 16 attempts.
Prior to this current streak, the state had not endured more than three consecutive cycles with an open seat during the primary era.
The 54 speakers in U.S. history have come from less than two-dozen states, with speakers from five states collectively accounting for more than half the time in office.
Women candidates for the court have won 15 of 19 elections overall, with three defeats coming against other women.
The Badger State would also break a tie with Oregon for the state with the highest percentage of women supreme court justices.
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
The numbers do not add up to support the claim that Russian efforts to sour voters on Hillary Clinton and vote for Stein flipped three key states to Trump.