This post was written by Connor Balough
The Democratic Party may be in for a wild ride, with only 5 states under the control of a Democrat Governor and a Democrat legislature (or assembly, or congress, depending on the state.)
Several states, however, have divided governance, meaning either a Republican Governor and Democratic Legislature, or vice versa.
Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware are the only five Democratic holds.
Even in liberal Vermont, a Republican governor won the Governorship in a shocking upset.
Edit: An earlier version of this article said only 4 state houses are in control of the Democratic Party. We neglected poor Delaware.