West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Thursday night at a Trump rally that he is switching parties to become a Republican. Trump carried West Virginia by 42 points, his biggest win. (Paging Senator Manchin, please take a hint.) Governor Justice ran last year as a conservative Democrat and refused to endorse Hillary Clinton. This will give the Republican party 32 Governorships, 34 including territories. Democrats control the Governorship in 15 states, and one independent who votes with them. Details here.
Legislative control of the 50 states looks like this:
Under Obama Democrats lost over 1,000 seats across the country. To summarize, Republicans have the majority in the US House and the Senate, they have the White House, and they control a large majority of state legislatures and Governorships. Now, let’s use that control!