The State Legislatures: More than 6,000 down-ballot races to determine control of states

Democrats poised to pick up seats and chambers but huge existing GOP majorities may help the Republicans maintain power in many places

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE -- More than four of every five of the nation’s state legislative seats will be on the ballot this year. -- The usual midterm presidential penalty extends to state legislative seats, where the presidential party loses an average of more than 400 state legislative seats...