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In 2016, Hillary Clinton (D) won 40 out of 63 state Senate districts in New York with an average margin of victory of 46.4 points.
Clinton won nine districts controlled by Republicans heading into the 2018 elections.
Democrats needed to win the state Senate to have a trifecta, while Republicans needed to win the state Assembly and the governorship.Three incumbents were defeated in the primary, two Democrats and one Republican.One defeated Democratic incumbent and one defeated Republican incumbent advanced to the general election as a Women's Equality Party candidate and an Independence Party candidate, respectively. Three Democratic incumbents and three Republican incumbents were also defeated in the general election.Before the election, Democrats held 104 seats, Republicans held 41 seats, an independent held one seat, and four seats were vacant.Following the election, Democrats held 106 seats, Republicans held 43 seats, and an independent held one seat.