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Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (left) trounced his Republican rival Ed Gillespie (right) by an unexpectedly wide nine percentage points in Virginia.

 

 

In a move many are seeing as a repudiation of Trump and his Republican cronies, Democrats won some key races Tuesday. The critical race was in Virginia, where Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam handily beat his Republican rival, Ed Gillespie.

In other news, Dem Danica Roem of Virginia made history as the first openly transgender person elected to state legislature. Ironically, the 13 term incumbent Bob Marshall that she beat was the one who authorized the onerous anti-trans bathroom ban bill.

‘This is a referendum on American values,’ Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said on CNN, speaking of the Tuesday night sweep.