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From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/5/19 11:59 PM 
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Democrats gained control of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly Tuesday, tapping strength in the suburbs to consolidate power for the first time in a generation and deliver a rebuke to President Trump.

Several results were still close after polls closed on the most expensive and most-watched Virginia legislative races in years, but Democrats flipped at least two seats in the state Senate and at least five in the House of Delegates to takemajorities in both.

Officials reported unusually high turnout in an electionthat served as an opening salvo in next year’s presidential showdown, a test of Democratic defiance and Republican resolve in the era of Trump.


The sweep completed a dramatic political conversion, from red to blue, of a Southern state on Washington’s doorstep.

Both U.S. Senators, a majority of the congressional delegation and all three statewide office holders are Democrats. The state was carried by Democrats in the last three presidential elections. Republicans have not won a statewide contest since 2009.


From: DavidPatriot11/15/19 8:17 PM 
To: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 3) 
 78668.2 in reply to 78668.1 

There really are two Virginias - the LIB north and the conservative south. 

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From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/15/19 8:27 PM 
To: DavidPatriot  (3 of 3) 
 78668.3 in reply to 78668.2 

LOL . . . yes, davey me boy, we all know yer fond of the puppets and loons (like yourself) in each state . . . but thanks for reminding us . . . I well tell the aides to let you have chocolate sprinkles on your scoop of orange sherbert . . . they're left over from the exterminators visit to your domicile . . .


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