Arkansas Senate / Arkansas House
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2020 Election Update
Heading into the 2020 election, Republicans controlled the Arkansas House 76 to 24. Democrats flipped one seat (HD 32) and lost three seats (HDs 9, 11, and 12) for a net loss of two seats. Republicans now control the chamber 78 to 22.
The below table shows 2020 and 2018 election results for the Arkansas House. The LDI scores are for the 2020 cycle. EveryDistrict will release new scores and district rankings after the redistricting process.
2018 Election Update
After the 2016 election, Republicans controlled the Arkansas State House 73-27. After the 2016 election, two Democrats switched their party affiliation to Republican.
Heading into the 2018 election, Republicans controlled the chamber 75-24 with one vacancy.
In the 2018 election, Democrats flipped two seats and lost three seats for a net loss of one seat. Republicans now control the Arkansas State House 76-24.
Democrats flipped HD 84 and HD 89. Democrats lost HD 47, HD 56, and HD 61.
Understanding the Map
EveryDistrict’s Legislative District Index (LDI) is the gold standard of state legislative competitiveness. Our LDI ranks state legislative districts on a scale from 100 to -100, using statewide elections data. Districts with a score of 100 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Democratic candidate receiving 100% of the vote); districts with a score of -100 would vote for statewide Republican candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Republican candidate receiving 100% of the vote). For a more realistic example, a district with a score of 10 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 10 points (meaning we would expect the Democratic state legislative candidate to win with 55% of the vote compared to the Republican winning 45% of the vote).
After the 2018 election, EveryDistrict reviewed and enhanced our LDI system, improving the accuracy of the metric with new methodologies and the most recent electoral data.
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