In 2018 Democrats took control of the New Hampshire General Court (the state legislature) in a big shift. Previously the Republicans had controlled the Court with a 14-10 majority in the Senate and a 216-176 majority in the House. But then in November 2018 Democrats won control by winning a 14-10 majority in the Senate and a 233-167. So, it was a big change.

What are the reasons put forward to explain this big change in balance of power?

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    Out of curiosity, do you have a reason to think there are different reasons here than from the rest of the country where Democrats saw significant gains at the state and local level? – divibisan Mar 30 at 13:26
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    Unless this question becomes more focused I'm voting to close it. As it's currently written it accepts any random punditry as "reasons put forward" (by whom?). – Fizz Mar 30 at 13:52
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    The contrast would be starker if the leading paragraph provided more background, i.e. it should tell readers for how long before 2018 the NH legislature had remained Republican. – agc Mar 30 at 14:13

Unless you're hoping to dredge up Trumpian conspiracy theories here (which he advanced wrt NH before), the simple explanation is the "first past the post system". The popular vote swing was not substantial (+4% more D votes) compared to 2016, but it did put the Democrats over the 50% "bar" on average, in 2018.

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    Ok, so basically from this, you are saying that in a lot of the districts the balance is pretty tight, so when a wave comes through it can flip a lot of seats. – Tyler Durden Mar 30 at 14:49

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