A Trifecta of Evil
Because I grew up in Florida, I am somewhat familiar with the game of Jai Alai (“the fastest sport in the world”) that the state of Florida graciously lets people bet on. In addition to betting on whether a team wins, places, or shows, you can pick two teams and win if they finish (in any order) in first and second place (a quiniela), you can pick two teams and win if they finish (in exact order) in first and second place (a perfecta), or you can pick three teams and win if they finish (in exact order) in first, second, and third place (a trifecta).
Perhaps it is the same in horse racing, but I know nothing about horse racing other than that the Kentucky Derby is run every year.
There are trifectas in politics as well. This is when one political party controls the state house, state senate, and the governorship.
The following fifteen states have a Democratic trifecta, the year signifying when the trifecta began:
New Jersey 2018
New Mexico 2019
New York 2019
Rhode Island 2013
The following twenty-one states have a Republican trifecta, the year signifying when the trifecta began:
North Dakota 1995
Article from LewRockwell