Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 9, 2022 / 13:36 pm
While the results of Tuesday’s election are still trickling in, Democrats appear poised to take control of several state legislatures that had been in the hands of Republicans.
In Michigan, Democrats are close to securing majorities in both the state Senate and the state House. While the final vote tallies are not in, Bridge Michigan reported that Democrats have claimed to have won control of both houses for the first time since 1984.
Democrats have secured at least a 19-19 tie in the state Senate, according to the report, allowing the reelected governor, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, to cast any tiebreaking votes.
In Minnesota, Democrats held onto their majority in the Minnesota state House and won a majority of seats in the state Senate, giving their party control of both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s office. Republicans have held a majority in the state Senate since 2017.