Some interesting results from the 2012 elections that have some people scratching their heads. The Democrats won the White House and the US Senate. But, what happened at the state level? 30 of 50 governors = Republicans 28 state senates = Republicans 28 state houses = Republicans Go to State legislative elections results, 2012 - Ballotpedia to see results with a number pending that won't change the initial results. What does this say about the hundreds of millions of $ spent at the national level? It appears to this non-professional that efforts at the grass roots levels were far more effective for the GOP than the national media cares to tell us.