The US elections this week saw the Democrats lose Kentucky. This means that of the 50 Governors, 32 are now Republicans, 17 Democrats and one Independent.
The Republicans also control 31 state legislatures to 11 for the Democrats and 8 have split control.
If they can win the White House next year, they will have the presidency, the House, probably retain the Senate and most of the states. Most importantly they would be likely to get to appoint new Supreme Court Justices as Bader Gisburg will be aged 87 by 2020, Stephen Breyer 82 and Antonin Scalia 84.