Elections & Campaigns
In-Person Voting Post-Pandemic (Election Laws Series, Part 3)
June 17, 2021 | Bill Kramer
We’re less than two weeks out from the 2020 general elections. After highlighting races over the past month, here is a quick update on shifts in races since our initial analysis.
Republicans have a chance to increase their nationwide gubernatorial lead as polling in Montana shows a slight edge for the GOP candidate. State legislatures are heading in an overall Democratic-friendly direction as forecasters give Democrats a slight edge to capture state legislative majorities in the Minnesota Senate, Iowa House, and both chambers in Arizona. Even the North Carolina House and Texas House could be in play for Democrats. Meanwhile, Republicans can capture control of the Alaska House away from the current coalition majority. Finally, Democrats favored to break up several Republican supermajorities in state legislatures and end a few Republican statewide trifectas.
All projections referenced below are produced by election forecasters CNalysis.
Current Status: There are currently 26 Republican governors and 24 Democratic governors. Click here for additional analysis on 2020 governors races.
Current Status: Republicans currently control 59 state legislative chambers, Democrats control 39 legislative chambers, and a coalition controls the Alaska House. Click here for additional analysis on 2020 legislative races.
Current Status: Republicans currently hold supermajorities in 30 chambers and Democrats hold supermajorities in 20 chambers. The remaining 49 chambers have one political party with a simple majority that cannot override the governor's veto of its legislation. Click here for additional analysis on legislative supermajorities.
Current Status: A political party holds a “trifecta” in a state when it controls both state legislative chambers as well as the governor’s office. Republicans currently have trifectas in 21 states, Democrats hold 15 state trifectas, and the remaining 14 states are under split control. Click here for additional analysis on state government trifectas.
Currently, 32 states have certified a total of 120 statewide ballot measures for the November 3 ballot. Track all 120 measures, including links to official ballot language, on MultiState’s 2020 State Elections Data Dashboard. We’ve also provided in-depth analysis of a handful of the most high-profile ballot measures here and here.
For even more election coverage, visit MultiState's 2020 State Elections Landing Page, your source for up-to-date and accurate election results and analysis. Bookmark our page for updated maps on partisan breakdown of state governors and legislatures pre- and post-election, plus analysis on the races and key ballot measures from our MultiState Insider blog.
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