Seven states have elected U.S. Senators into the majority party of the subsequent Congress 70+ percent of the time over the last century, but no state has done so in each of its last four elections.
The U.S. House Committee on Elections determined fraud took place in a Rhode Island congressional race 135 years ago and ordered a new election.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.
Wisconsin is one of four states to see each of its last five gubernatorial elections decided by single digits.
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.
Despite a seemingly Democratic-friendly cycle, Republicans may add to gubernatorial majority in the region.
By contrast, one state’s voters have given each of its last 11 elected governors at least two terms in office dating back to the mid-1920s.
Only six out of more than two-dozen major party nominees have successfully knocked an incumbent out of office in a gubernatorial rematch.
Minnesota’s elections for governor have been decided by single digits in five consecutive cycles – the longest streak in state history.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.