Santa Fe, New Mexico( CNN) President Donald Trump's stumbles overseasand awkward intervention in key countries has Democrat optimistic that the playing field is expanding in what could be the most important year of governor's races for the next decade.

Because most governors have veto power over redistricting maps made by state lawmakers, Democratic governors have expended the year arguing that this year is their merely opportunity at installing a check on Republican-dominated parliaments and preventing maps that would give the GOP a major advantage in the battle for control of Congress for another decade.

The stakes grew higher when the Supreme Court refused to rule this year on several occurrencesthat challenged gerrymandered maps.