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Default The Daily 202: Anti-Trump backlash fuels a Democratic sweep in Virginia and elections

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Maine, where Trump won an electoral vote last year, became the first state to expand Medicaid via ballot initiative.

By winning a special election, Democrats took control of the Senate in Washington State.

In Georgia, Democrats picked up three seats in the state legislature

In New Hampshire’s largest city, Manchester, the incumbent Republican mayor went down. Joyce Craig is the first Democrat elected mayor there in 14 years.

In the beating heart of Florida’s crucial Interstate 4 corridor, the former Republican mayor of St. Petersburg unexpectedly failed in a comeback bid after his Democratic opponent tied him to Trump and defined him as a denier of climate change.

In North Carolina, the Republican mayor of Fayetteville lost his bid for a third term. In Charlotte, despite being heavily outspent, Democrat Vi Lyles will become the city’s first African American female mayor.

-- To understand the true magnitude of the Democratic victory, look to the down-ballot races in Virginia. Democrats, many of them unknown first-time candidates, are poised to pick up at least 14 seats in the House of Delegates. Unofficial returns showed Democrats unseating at least 11 Republicans and flipping three seats that had been occupied by GOP incumbents who didn’t seek reelection. Four other races were so close that they qualify for a recount, and results will determine control of the chamber.

“The results marked the most sweeping shift in control of the legislature since the Watergate era,” writes Fenit Nirappil. “The biggest battleground for the House was Prince William, a Washington exurb where people of color constitute a majority of the population. A diverse group of five Democratic challengers hoped to channel demographic changes and Democratic energy to take seats held by white men — and all won.”
Virginia’s most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from office by a Democrat who will be one of the nation’s first openly transgender elected officials.

One ominous sign for congressional Republicans: Northam won the district held by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) in the D.C. suburbs by 13 points.

Virginia’s General Assembly has a well-earned reputation as an old boy’s club, but the composition of the body changed bigly last night: All 14 of the seats that Democrats flipped are held by GOP men. Ten of their replacements will be women.


Trump thumped — bigly.


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I'm sorry but I gotta laugh a bit when the media plays up the mayoral race of Fayetteville, North Carolina as indicative of "sweeping backlash" and some huge change.
The only one I feel bad for are the citizens of VA with the General Assembly. People in that state will probably lose civil liberties now, esp. with regards to the 2nd Amendment. But that state has been moving left for awhile now so it's still not surprising. I mean, they have Terry McAuliffe as a governor for pete's sake.
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I'm sorry but I gotta laugh a bit when the media plays up the mayoral race of Fayetteville, North Carolina as indicative of "sweeping backlash" and some huge change.
The only one I feel bad for are the citizens of VA with the General Assembly. People in that state will probably lose civil liberties now, esp. with regards to the 2nd Amendment.
Probably not. The precious guns will be okay.
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One has to laugh at the incredulity of comments about the election of a Democrat to the Governor's mansion in the crystal blue state of New Jersey. But then the same people claim a resounding anti-Trump backlash victory in very blue Virginia when it was hardly a landslide. (51%-48%).

Anti-Trump??? hardly...; No, Gillespie was himself anti Trump and still did not win. And Christie was,,, uh well he was Christie and not well liked. Neither was his LT Governor.

But then so far since November 2016 these are the only glowing embers of any consequence in a party that is fast becoming one of no consequence.

Anti GOP??? Now there is a likely causal possibility as they too are fast becoming a party of no consequence.
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Virginia R's lost the previous election in a sweep also. That must have been Trump forelash.
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Probably not. The precious guns will be okay.
WW. I think you're being unrealistic.
It's going to be like Obama's gun grab, only doubled...
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Probably not. The precious guns will be okay.
I hear the left say phrases like that in trying to PORTRAY the right's concerns a certain way more than people on the right actually saying that. Meanwhile, people on the left like Terry McAuliffe (whom we just mentioned) also try to make political hay like this, proving what I said is really what they want:

McAuliffe says he'll seek new gun restrictions in Virginia after Las Vegas massacre | Virginia Politics | richmond.com
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I hear the left say phrases like that in trying to PORTRAY the right's concerns a certain way more than people on the right actually saying that. Meanwhile, people on the left like Terry McAuliffe (whom we just mentioned) also try to make political hay like this, proving what I said is really what they want:

McAuliffe says he'll seek new gun restrictions in Virginia after Las Vegas massacre | Virginia Politics | richmond.com
TMac as one of his first acts as governor, rescinded all the reciprocal CC agreements with 25 states. Fortunately we still have a R house so it didn't stick.
So yes, Va gun owners must be constantly on guard. And no, gun rights in Va are not safe.
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Funny,
(As in funny odd, not funny haha)
I don't remember the MSM ever claiming that any of the 1000+ seats democrats lost to republicans during the Obama administration was an "Anti-Obama backlash". Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't.

It's kind of a fact of life, a sitting President often loses the House or Senate or both to the opposing party over time. Could be because people don't want one party rule. Not like there is a lot of difference between R's and D's in my opinion.

In yesterdays races, mostly that was state level, not federal level. Very different animal than federal.
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Default Re: The Daily 202: Anti-Trump backlash fuels a Democratic sweep in Virginia and elect

the virginia district seats flipped even where trump had won. so yeah it's a thing.
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