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On November 6, 2018, voters across the country went to the polls to elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, thirty-five senators, thirty-six governors, and thousands of other state and local leaders. Nationally, Democrats won back control of the House, but in the Senate, Republicans were able to expand their majority by two seats. A divided Congress all but ensured that the gridlock plaguing Washington would continue. In the states, voters became increasingly entrenched in their partisan preferences, with Republicans maintaining their hold on a majority of governorships and state legislative chambers.