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    Election results for Virginia and Kentucky

    Republicans are paying the price early for the albatross Donald Trump hang around their neck trounced in Virginia and the lazer thin margin win for the Kentucky governor. 2020 is looking bleak for Trump.

    Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/virginia-election-results-today-race-2019-11-05-live-updates/


    Democrats on Tuesday erased the razor-thin majorities Republicans held in the State Capitol and now hold all three branches of government in Virginia for the first time in a generation, The Associated Press reports.


    The elections in Virginia received nationwide attention and visits from national politicians including Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden because of the signal they could send about how the parties should message, especially in the suburbs, ahead of 2020.

    The Democrats went into Election Day hoping to build off of their performance in the state in 2017 and the party's performance nationwide in 2018. In 2017, Democrats flipped 15 seats in the House and reelected Democratic Governor Ralph Northam.

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    Virginia is on the broad path that leads to destruction. Not a big surprise to see the state swing Democrat.

    Kentucky is an odd one, because a Democrat barely won the governorship (maybe; there's likely going to be a recount), but the other five down ballot elections went to Republicans, including the election of the first black Attorney General and the first black to serve in a statewide office in the state's history and the first Republican to serve in that role in 70-years. It's also worth noting that Kentucky has historically favored Democrat governors for whatever reason. Since 1851, 33 out of 43 governors have been Democrat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    Republicans are paying the price early for the albatross Donald Trump hang around their neck trounced in Virginia and the lazer thin margin win for the Kentucky governor. 2020 is looking bleak for Trump.

    Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/virginia-election-results-today-race-2019-11-05-live-updates/


    Democrats on Tuesday erased the razor-thin majorities Republicans held in the State Capitol and now hold all three branches of government in Virginia for the first time in a generation, The Associated Press reports.


    The elections in Virginia received nationwide attention and visits from national politicians including Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden because of the signal they could send about how the parties should message, especially in the suburbs, ahead of 2020.

    The Democrats went into Election Day hoping to build off of their performance in the state in 2017 and the party's performance nationwide in 2018. In 2017, Democrats flipped 15 seats in the House and reelected Democratic Governor Ralph Northam.

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    Re-elected Northam?? This is the sort of ignorance that I adore about you out of towners...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Virginia is on the broad path that leads to destruction. Not a big surprise to see the state swing Democrat..
    Actually, we in VA suffered from dramatic Democrat gerrymandering in Tidewater and Richmond.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Actually, we in VA suffered from dramatic Democrat gerrymandering in Tidewater and Richmond.
    https://cookpolitical.com/index.php/...t-does-it-mean

    2. Virginia's new map makes Democrats the favorites to win the House of Delegates this fall. In 2017, a random drawing from a bowl to decide a tied race allowed Republicans to keep control of the chamber by a single seat. But the new map, which makes changes to 25 of 100 districts, unpacks African-American voters into many GOP-held seats, easing Democrats' path immensely.

    The new map virtually assures the defeats of GOP Dels. David Yancey of Newport News (the winner of that random drawing) and Chris Jones of Suffolk, and gives Democrats an excellent chance to pick up Del. Gordon Helsel's open seat in Hampton. In addition, GOP Speaker Kirk Cox of Chesterfield and GOP Del. Chris Stolle of Virginia Beach newly find themselves in Clinton-carried districts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Actually, we in VA suffered from dramatic Democrat gerrymandering in Tidewater and Richmond.
    I thought only Republicans gerrymandered?
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    I'm reading, too, that Bevin pulled a Hillary and insulted a significant portion of the electorate when he made a number of disparaging comments about Kentucky teachers unions. But even with that drag on Bevin, Beshear, if he wins the recount, will have still only won by the very narrowest of margins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I thought only Republicans gerrymandered?
    No, you misunderstood, it's only wrong when Republicans do it.
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    Than a fool in the eyes of God


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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I thought only Republicans gerrymandered?
    They called it "unpacking". I kid you not...


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    Bevin’s unpopularity was just a little stronger than Trump’s popularity. I don’t think Trumpco should feel to bad about that.
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