Oct 31, 2018
2018 U.S. State Elections Interactive Roundup
Welcome to McGuireWoods Consulting’s 2018 U.S. State Elections Roundup interactive website - your one-stop resource for this year’s gubernatorial, attorneys general, and state legislature races.
Complete with concise information about how state elections are shaping up around the country - including snapshots of primary results and hot-button ballot initiatives - our site provides a landscape view of our nation’s political scene and insights on potential shifts in the tide.
Our goal is to provide business leaders and constituents quick, reliable access to comprehensive information about this year’s elections. Based on a compilation of public polling and forecasting data collected and analyzed by Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the Cook Political Report, and Governing, information provided on our site will be updated as appropriate.
I hope you find our site helpful, and please let us know if you have any questions about our country’s most anticipated state elections.
- Gov. James Hodges, President
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Why are the 2018 elections important?
During midterm elections, state races often take a backseat to the races in the U.S. Congress. But for 2018, the electoral battles in the states are critical because there is much at stake: Whichever party ends up controlling the governorships and state legislatures in key states after the election will have substantial influence over the congressional redistricting process after the next census.
How district maps are drawn will have an impact on state and congressional races in the next 10 years. New maps could increase the number of seats in Congress for one party or the other, effectively giving one party an advantage in securing majorities in state legislatures and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Control of governorships and state legislatures will also have an impact on policymaking, as a growing number of states are taking the initiative to legislate on issues that the federal government have yet to address. For example, since the start of the Trump Administration, we have witnessed elected leaders in blue states playing a significant and prominent role to fight federal policies that they view as adverse to the interests of their constituents. Democratic state attorneys general have mounted a firewall against President Trump’s policies on issues like immigration and energy development, launching a number of lawsuits to oppose controversial administration policies.
Such resistance isn’t new: During the Obama Administration, Republican state attorneys general challenged executive actions and policies in much the same way.
Amidst all the predictions and possibility for upsets, one thing remains certain – this year’s state elections are among the most widely anticipated in many years because of their potential to create shifts in in the political landscape of our country that extend far beyond state lines.
Click on any of the maps below for an interactive state-by-state analysis of gubernatorial, attorneys general, and state legislature races.
The information in this presentation is based on the latest publicly available data and is subject to change. Last updated November 1, 2018.
Gubernatorial Race Projections
Attorneys General Race Projections
State Legislatures: House Chambers
State Legislatures: Senate Chambers