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Midterms 2018, who won in the 36 states that voted for a new governor

In the midterm elections of the 6th of November, in 36 out of 50 United States a new governor was chosen on top the members of Congress. Here are all the results of the gubernatorial races.

The choice of the new governor in 36 out of 50 of the United States was one of the important challenges in the midterm elections that took place on the 6th of November, in which citizens also voted for the new composition of the two chambers of Congress. Whilst gaining the majorityin the House of Representatives represented a big win for the Democrats (D), and the Republicans (R) maintained their hold on the Senate, the result of the gubernatorial races was less clearly favour of one or the other party.

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The Democrat Stacey Abrams was running to become the governor of Georgia: she would’ve been the first African American woman to hold this post. She was defeated by Republican Brian Kemp by a margin of only 3 per cent © Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Midterms 2018, the results of the races for governor

  • Alabama – Kay Ivey (R) 59.6% / Walt Maddox (D) 40.4%
  • Arizona – Doug Ducey (R) 58.2% / David Garcia (D) 39.8%
  • Arkansas – Asa Hutchinson (R) 65.1% / Jared Henderson (D) 32.0%
  • California – Gavin Newsom (D) 56.2% / John Cox (R) 43.8%
  • Colorado – Jared Polis (D) 51.3% / Walker Stapleton (R) 45.3%
  • Florida – Ron DeSantis (R) 49.8% / Andrew Gillum (D) 48.9%
  • Georgia – Brian Kemp (R) 50.8% / Stacey Abrams (D) 48.3%
  • Hawaii – David Ige (D) 65.9% / Andria Tupola (R) 30.7%
  • Idaho – Brad Little (R) 59.1% / Paulette Jordan (D) 38.8%
  • Illinois – JB Pritzker (D) 53.8% / Arthur J. Jones
  • Iowa – Kim Reynolds (R) 50.4% / Fred Hubbell (D) 47.4%
  • Kansas – Laura Kelly (D) 47.8% / Kris Kobach (R) 43.3%
  • Maine – Janet Mills (D) 50.5% / Shawn Moody (R) 43.5%
  • Maryland – Larry Hogan (R) 56.2% / Ben Jealous (D) 42.8%
  • Massachusetts – Charlie Baker (R) 66.9% / Jay Gonzalez (D) 33.1%
  • Michigan – Gretchen Whitmer (D) 53.1% / Bill Schuette (R) 44.0%
  • Minnesota – Tim Walz (D) 54.1% / Jeff Johnson (R) 42.2%
  • Nebraska – Pete Ricketts (R) 59.4% / Bob Krist (D) 40.6%
  • Nevada – Steve Sisolak (D) 48.9% / Adam Laxalt (R) 45.8%
  • New Hampshire – Chris Sununu (R) 52.2% / Molly Kelly (D) 46.3%
  • New Mexico – Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) 56.1% / Steve Pearce (R) 43.9%
  • New York – Andrew Cuomo (D) 59.1% / Marc Molinaro (R) 36.7%
  • Ohio – Mike DeWine (R) 50.7% / Richard Cordray (D) 46.4%
  • Oklahoma – Kevin Stitt (R) 54.3% / Drew Edmondson (D) 42.2%
  • Oregon – Kate Brown (D) 49.9% / Knute Buehler (R) 44.3%
  • Pennsylvania – Tom Wolf (D) 57.6% / Scott Wagner (R) 40.8%
  • Rhode Island – Gina Raimondo (D) 52.7% / Allan Fung (R) 37.4%
  • South Carolina – Henry McMaster (R) 54.3% / James Smith (D) 45.7%
  • South Dakota – Kristi Noem (R) 51.3% / Billie Sutton (D) 47.3%
  • Tennessee – Bill Lee (R) 59.2% / Karl Dean (D) 38.9%
  • Texas – Greg Abbott (R) Incumbent 55.9% / Lupe Valdez (D) 42.4%
  • Vermont – Phil Scott (R) 55.4% / Christine Hallquist (D) 40.4%
  • Wisconsin – Tony Evers (D) 49.6% / Scott Walker (R) 48.5%
  • Wyoming – Mark Gordon (R) 67.4% / Mary Throne (D) 27.7%
Featured image: Democrat Gavin Newsom takes the place of Jerry Brown as the new governor of California. He defeated the Republican John Cox gaining 56 per cent of votes, versus the 44 per cent of his adversary © Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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