Republicans Now Hold Most Trifectas
When Virginia’s legislators and Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) were sworn into office on Jan. 12, the political dynamics of the country shifted even more to the right.
Now, 33.9 percent of Americans (112 million) live in a state with a Democratic trifecta, 41.8 percent (137 million) live in a state with a Republican trifecta, and 24.3 percent (78 million) live in a state with divided government.
A state government trifecta is a term to describe single-party government, when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. At the start of 2022, there were 38 trifectas—15 Democratic and 23 Republican.