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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 09:50 PM

Democrats Make Major Gains in Virginia State House

Source: NBC

Virginia Democrats have picked up 10 House of Delegates seats and lead in seven more races, putting them within striking distance of taking the majority in the state legislature.

Democrats needed to flip 17 seats heading into Tuesday to retake the majority. And while the gubernatorial contest between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie has dominated national attention, the 100 seats in the state’s House of Delegates could end up being the true bellwethers to gauge Democratic Party's strength ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Virginia House Democratic Leader David Toscano called the results “unprecedented,” noting that the last time Democrats won more than five seats in a single year was 1975. "This isn't a wave, this is a tsunami,” he told NBC News.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/card/democrats-make-major-gains-virginia-state-house-n818801



Yes, Virginia, there is a.... sweet justice in the world

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question everything Nov 7 OP
aeromanKC Nov 7 #1
House of Roberts Nov 7 #2
Nay Nov 7 #9
bucolic_frolic Nov 7 #3
Rollo Nov 7 #7
Honeycombe8 Nov 7 #4
obamachangetheworld Nov 7 #5
Tiggeroshii Nov 7 #10
mobeau69 Nov 7 #6
burrowowl Nov 7 #8
Midnight Writer Nov 8 #11

Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 09:52 PM

1. +12 and counting

Edit: +13

+13 and counting!! Looks like 50/50 is a reasonable outcome and could go higher with recounts.

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/virginia-general-elections

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 09:59 PM

2. How bad was Va. gerrymandered?

If the flip holds that really says a lot!

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:09 PM

9. Badly. In favor of the Republicans, of course. Soon to change -- courts have

mandated it but it hasn't happened yet.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:00 PM

3. America is in full rebellion

against that Nazi swine!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:40 PM

7. RESIST TRUMP

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:07 PM

4. Wow. This really was a tsunami. Just Wow.



It's Christmas in November!

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:19 PM

5. If they tie 50-50

That means they take the legislature doesn't it, since a Democrat won the Lt. Governor?

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Response to obamachangetheworld (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:41 PM

10. That would be my guess.

I think it is getting really close. If they gain the seats that have not been called and are ahead in and gain one where the Republican has not been called but is ahead in (there look like 3 or 4), they look like they will pick up the house of delegates.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:32 PM

6. Biggest pickup since 1899

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 10:59 PM

8. WOW!!!!!

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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 02:13 AM

11. I saw a guy on FOXNEWS say Gillespie got same votes as last R-candidate, but D turnout swamped'em.

The FOXPOD didn't seem to like that input.

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