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Elections 2013Election Snapshot
Governors: This year, eleven governorships were decided. Democrats Jack Markell (DE), Jay Nixon (MO), Peter Shumlin (VT), and Earl Ray Tomblin (WV) secured another term, while Republicans Jack Dalrymple (ND) and Gary Herbert (UT) were reelected.
In North Carolina, Pat McCrory (R) defeated Walter Dalton (D) to succeed Beverly Perdue (D). Indiana, Montana, and New Hampshire chose new governors in Mike Pence (R), Steve Bullock (D), and Maggie Hassan (D).
The race in Washington between Jay Inslee (D) and Rob McKenna (R) has now been officially called for Inslee.
Legislatures: Forty-four states held legislative elections this year. Currently, the Republican Party controls 26 legislatures and the Democratic Party controls 15 (nine legislatures have split control). Please refer to the chart to see the current and new partisan chamber splits.
After the elections, the Republicans will gain control the Alaska Senate, the Arkansas House and Senate, and the Wisconsin Senate; while the Democrats will take control of the New Hampshire House, both chambers of the Maine and Minnesota legislatures, as well as the Colorado and Iowa Senates. The final split in the New York Senate is still undecided.
Ballot Measures: Several states had policy questions on their ballots this year. An issue that gained national attention this year was same-sex marriage, where voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington approved such measures, while those in Minnesota defeated one. The other issue was legalization of recreational marijuana, which saw measures passed in Colorado and Washington, while failing in Oregon.
Also, voters in Puerto Rico approved a non-binding referendum to change the commonwealth’s status by seeking statehood.
Please refer to the chart of measures that will be updated as results are posted.
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Red - Change to Republican Party Control
Yellow - Change to Split Control