Republicans now control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature in every state of the old Confederacy:
Note: Democrats control the Kentucky House, West Virginia state legislature, and the Missouri governorship.
“Conversely, after last week’s vote, the GOP for the first time since 1872 now controls the Arkansas House and Senate. Just 20 years ago, Republicans didn’t have a majority in a single legislative house in the states of the old Confederacy – now they control all 11.
The number of states with divided government is down from 31 just 16 years ago to 12 today, prompting speculation on the country’s evolving partisan geography.”