State government trifectas

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A state government trifecta is when one political party holds these three positions in a state's government:

The concept of the trifecta is important in state lawmaking because in many states, the governor, senate majority leader and house majority leader play decisive roles in the legislative process.

There are currently 37 total trifectas.

The 37 trifectas is the most in more than 60 years.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Democratic and Republican state government trifectas heading into the 2012 elections

Heading into the 2010 elections there were 32 total trifectas in the United States. After the election, there were five new trifectas, bringing the total to 37 trifectas.

 Trifectas Before and After the 2012 Election 

2010

See also: Democratic and Republican state government trifectas heading into the 2010 elections

Heading into the 2010 elections there were 25 total trifectas in the United States. After the election, there were seven new trifectas, bringing the total to 32 trifectas.

 Trifectas Before and After the 2012 Election 

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