In the 2018 midterm elections Democrats took control of the House and Republicans secured their majority in the Senate as voter turnout may have surpassed a midterm high not seen for fifty years. If you are interested in how votes shifted from 1980 to now, check out the New York Times exit polls.
There were 36 governor’s races on the midterm ballot, as well as several state legislature positions. These positions are paramount for redistricting actions after the 2020 elections. As a result of the midterms, Republicans lost six seats and Democrats picked up seven. At present, 20 new governors will take office after the election. The only incumbents unseated were the governors of Illinois (Rauner) and Wisconsin (Walker). As of press time for the Radar, the Georgia race is still undecided as votes are currently being recounted. Find out when your state officials take office. As previously reported, the Alliance will be assembling a new governor tool-kit. If you are interested in helping to guide content for inclusion, please send your expression of interest to the Alliance Public Policy Office.
Please join us this Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2-3 p.m. CT in our Alliance Public Policy Webinar to hear how election results may help to advance or protect key programs like Medicaid, healthcare, and housing.