Election Night 2019 Was An Unmitigated Disaster For Republicans (PoliticusUSA.com link): The only thing Donald Trump and the GOP have to celebrate the morning after Election Day 2019 is a single-digit win in a governor’s race in Mississippi, and that’s all you need to know about how bad a night they had when voters in three key states cast their ballots in a number of key contests.
There are two things in particular that make the Republican loss so humiliating: 1. Trump won Kentucky by 30 points in 2016; and 2. The president dropped into Kentucky the night before the election, a sign that he was certain he could sway voters in the deep-red state.
With a Democrat already governor, the party took control of both the Senate and the House in the state, giving them complete control for the first time in decades. As CNN points out, that doesn’t just give Democrats a chance to shape the agenda, but it also puts them in control of the redistricting process following the 2020 Census.