Virginia Democrats are poised to claim at least a share of control of the House of Delegates after erasing a 32-seat Republican advantage in a “tsunami election,” with control of the chamber likely to be ultimately decided by vote recounts. [Richmond Times Dispatch]
WHEN WE lived in Virginia, the activism that delivered Democratic power in yesterday’s “tsunami election” didn’t exist. The force that brought northern Virginia out to crush Ed Gillespie was insurmountable for Trump supporters. Ralph Northam crushed him to win the governorship.
It was the best Virginia showing from Democrats I’ve seen since 2008.
Trumpism fails without Donald Trump.
It’s very good news for America. …and the Democratic party.
Republicans no longer enjoy their 32-seat comfy majority. Virginia state house control could be decided through recounts. The first transgender member, the first out gay lesbian…
Meanwhile, Democrats elected the first-ever Sikh in Hoboken. …and then there’s Maine.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) November 8, 2017
It was an activist victory of tectonic proportions in Virginia.
Trump lost big and it should concern Republicans when they look at 2018.
Exit polls show top 2 issues for #Northam voters tonight were health care and guns. Say it again. Health care and GUNS.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 8, 2017
Whoa. Let's not lose sight of the youth vote here.
Dem margins in VA among 18-29 year olds:
Northam … +39 pic.twitter.com/CvnIQsaadh
— Will Jordan (@williamjordann) November 8, 2017