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How did election change balance of power at the Vt. Statehouse?

Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 3:48 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Republicans made slight gains in the Vermont Legislature this year, but Democrats still have their supermajority.

In the Senate, Democrats and their allies still have a supermajority, controlling 21 seats out of the 30-seat chamber. The GOP gained one seat, knocking off Democrat John Rodgers, D-Essex-Orleans.

In the House, Republicans gained three seats, including House Speaker Mitzi Johnson’s seat in Grand Isle. That gets the GOP to 46 seats in the House - only half the total Democrats. And when you add in Progressive and Independent allies, the Democrats could still have enough votes to override and vetoes from Governor Phil Scott.

Click here for our interactive 2020 Vermont Election Returns Data Visualization.

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