That’s where I get all this information.
So far I haven’t seen a news station or newspaper put out a look at the legislative make-up yet.
Let’s go ahead and do that.
According to my calculations, Republicans will have 58 seats in the House and Democrats will have 42.
Now, some races are still too close to call, with fewer than 100 votes separating the candidates.
- HD 23
- HD 26
- HD 65
Besides that, HD 84 with Mary Ann Dunwell is still within about 150 votes.
The same goes for HD 92 with Republican Mike Hopkins ahead right now, and also HD 96, with Republican Adam Hertz ahead.
I don’t see those higher-number House seats flipping.
The first three I mentioned, however, could.
That’d make it 61 to 39 for the Republicans in the House.
If we look at the Senate it’s a little harder, as only half the races are in play this year.
Looking at those we see that Republicans won 16 Senate seats last night while Democrats won 9.
When we put in the current Senators we get a makeup of 32 to 18 with the GOP in charge.
So both chambers of the legislature are once again in GOP control.
We’ll see who the moderates are soon, as well as what the committee assignments are.
I have to be completely honest, however:
I’m not expecting much of anything to come out of the legislature that will make a difference in my life.