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The results of yesterday’s state legislative elections saw a handful of chambers flip from Democrat to Republican, mirroring what the nation saw on the federal level and leaving several states with split legislatures. Here’s a run-down of the changes that have been confirmed:

The results of yesterday’s elections brought about several changes in gubernatorial control, including the defeat of at least one incumbent governor. With 39 governors’ races taking place across the states and territories, Republicans look as though they have picked up a net total of two seats.

Two states headed to the polls Tuesday to elect executive and legislative branch officials.

In New Jersey, yesterday’s elections resulted in very little change. The gubernatorial race outcome was as many predicted, with incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie easily defeating Democrat Barbara Buono.

The results of yesterday's election didn't offer many changes in state executive branches. The office of governor was on the ballot across 13 states and territories. Six of the seven incubment governors running were re-elected, with Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño being defeated in his bid for a second term. 

For the first time in more than 20 years, North Carolina will have a Republican governor. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory defeated current Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, likely marking the only gubernatorial seat pick up for...

State legislatures across the country saw several party control changes after yesterday's election. Here's what we know so far:

  • Democrats took control of the Minnesota Senate and House.
  • Repubicans won back the Wisconsin Senate.
  • Democrats took control of a previously split House in Oregon.
  • Republicans took control of the Arkansas Senate and House.
  • Democrats gained control of the Colorado House.
  • Democrats reclaimed the Maine Senate and House.
  • ...