Democrats generally fared poorly Tuesday night in state legislatures throughout the country – but not in California.
Democrats have a real shot at reclaiming the supermajorities they lost two years ago.
On paper, a legislative supermajority would give the Democrats power to approve tax increases and place measures on the ballot. But legislation that requires two-thirds approval would still need the support from moderate, business-friendly Democrats – and they are often less inclined to support liberal proposals
Assembly Democrats needed to gain one additional seat and appear to have picked up three.
In the Senate, a single district in Los Angeles County will decide whether Democrats reach the two-thirds threshold. The Republican candidate holds a two-thousand vote lead, and the race is too close to call.