This is more important than Pelosi, Reid, California, or any other headline generated by Tuesday's election. It is the shot below the waterline of SS Obama. It is raw political power.
The video, made several weeks ago, explains the implications.
By the way, five votes separate State Rep. Connie Pillich, a first-term Democrat from Montgomery, and Cincinnati Tea Party founder Mike Wilson, a Republican from Springfield Township.
Unofficial Hamilton County results show Pillich leading with 20,161 votes or 48.72 percent of the vote to 20,156 votes or 48.71 percent of the vote for Wilson.
Will Redistricting Be a Bloodbath? GOP Sees Historic Victories in State Legislatures
Republicans Gain Control of At Least 19 Democratic-Held State Legislatures
HUMA KHAN ABC
Nov. 4, 2010
Republicans gained a historic edge over Democrats in state legislature elections that will have national implications for years to come.
State legislatures in 44 states are responsible for one of the most important political processes: drawing district boundaries for the U.S. House of Representatives. In a process that triggers partisan bickering, the reigning party usually has the upper hand, especially if the governor is also Republican and cannot veto the legislature's decisions.
Republicans took control of at least 19 Democratic-controlled state legislatures Tuesday and gained more than 650 seats, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The last time Republicans saw such victories was in 1994, when they captured control of 20 state legislatures.
Republicans haven't controlled as many state legislatures since 1928. MORE