The Nation: Stocking the Farm System

Nowhere did the Democratic triumph so approach land slide proportions as in the balloting for state legislatures. The Democrats won both houses in 36 states, an increase of eight over 1972 and their highest tally since 1936. Going into the election, the Republicans controlled both houses in 16 states; the total was four when the voting was done — Vermont, North Dakota, Kansas and Idaho.

What is more, the Democrats won the gubernatorial elections in 27 of the 36 states in which they gained control of both houses. Thus the party leadership in those states should, in theory...

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