Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

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Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by sanfordandson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:49 am

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/us/p ... crats.html
Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr. Trump’s deep unpopularity to capture the governorships in Virginia and New Jersey and make significant inroads into suburban communities that once favored the Republican Party.

The Democratic Party’s crowning success of the night came in Virginia, where Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam, an understated physician and Army veteran, won a commanding victory for governor, overcoming a racially charged campaign by his Republican opponent and cementing Virginia’s transformation into a reliably Democratic state largely immune to Trump-style appeals.

Mr. Northam was propelled to victory over Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee, by liberal and moderate voters who were eager to send a message to Mr. Trump in a state that rejected him in 2016. Mr. Northam led Mr. Gillespie by nearly nine percentage points with 99 percent of precincts reporting, the widest victory in decades for a Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia.
Scary part is it wasn't even close. Dems won by 6 and 13 points in the 2 Governor races.

Can we say I told you so yet.... #-o

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by RevTheory » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:03 am

Deep blue states. Big deal :roll:

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by sanfordandson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:04 am

RevTheory wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:03 am
Deep blue states. Big deal :roll:
Doesn't new jersey have a republican governor now? :wink:

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by dirtracr5 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:48 am

Virginia elected a trans gender state lawmaker as well for the first time.

Somebody may need to do a welfare check on Ken!

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by engineczar » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:37 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:49 am
Can we say I told you so yet.... #-o
So what, you were "telling us so" a year ago and we all know how that turned out :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by 1989TransAm » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:39 pm

Two states that Trump did not win in 2016. Gillespie is a RINO who started out running your typical Republican campaign. He was way behind. Then he later in the campaign he started to embrace President Trump but it was too little too late. But he did come close enough to give the dimoKKKRATS a scare.

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by sanfordandson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:45 pm

Also Virginia flipped 14 state seats blue.

GOP is calling this election a referendum on Trump. #-o

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by sanfordandson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:47 pm

Photo of Ken0069 from this morning...

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by exhaustgases » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:12 pm

Yeah and Wa state full commie control now, can't wait. I just hope they (in the governors words) don't do anything "Mean spirited", more evil etc.

And like I said the right needs an attitude adjustment or else they will be handing the whole country over to the C's. Since the brain washed younger generations are into Pravda and the like.

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by sanfordandson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:41 pm

exhaustgases wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:12 pm
Yeah and Wa state full commie control now, can't wait. I just hope they (in the governors words) don't do anything "Mean spirited", more evil etc.

And like I said the right needs an attitude adjustment or else they will be handing the whole country over to the C's. Since the brain washed younger generations are into Pravda and the like.
Yep...the trump effect begins unfortunately.

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:38 am

Northern Va. is just as screwed up as California. Probably worse.

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by RevTheory » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:09 am

BigBlocksOnTop2 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:38 am
Northern Va. is just as screwed up as California. Probably worse.
Yep. Just an extension of D.C. yet the dems think it's some sort of shocker spelling doom for Donald Trump.

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Re: Democrats win big on election night in Virginia and New Jersey

Post by sanfordandson » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:09 am

RevTheory wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:09 am
Yep. Just an extension of D.C. yet the dems think it's some sort of shocker spelling doom for Donald Trump.
The Alabama senate race is tied according to foxnews.

That is shocking...Moore should win in a blowout. Bama is as red as it gets...

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