Voters Rebuke Trump, Republican Party – Hand Democrats Stunning Election Victories
In a stunning rebuke to President Donald Trump, voters from Virginia to Maine and cities in between gave Democrat candidates election victories in what experts say may be the beginning of things to come.
Throughout the country, voters turned out Tuesday in massive numbers to send a simple message to Trump – ‘we are not happy with the job you are doing as President.’
U.S. election experts believe the victories could be an ominous sign to the Republican Party going into 2018 and 2020 elections.
Ralph Northam stunned electoral watchers in the Virginia gubernatoral race by crushing his Republican Party opponent Ed Gillespie 53.9% to 45% and in New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy was a big winner in the race to replace outgoing combative governor Chris Christie. He defeated GOP Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
Up and down Virginia races, Democrats won convincingly including Lt. Governor, Attorney General and House of Delegates races where Democrats erased GOP advantages that most election pundits said were impossible because of gerrymandering.
In Maine, Democrats successfully voted to expand medicaid access under the Affordable Care Act aka ObamaCare making Maine the first state in the country to decide the issue via the ballot box.
In most major cities Democrats saw record turnouts resulting in resounding vctories.
Danica Roem, an openly transgender woman became the first to be elected to a state legislature seat, in Virginia’s 13th district. She defeated Republican incumbent who co-sponsored the “bathroom bill” that requires individuals to use public restrooms that correspond to their assigned gender at birth.
Joyce Craig became the first woman elected mayor in Queen City, the largest city in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Vi Lyles became the first African-American woman elected mayor in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kathy Train, an Asian-American woman elected to the House of Delegates in Virginia. She was the first.
Melvin Carter became the first African-American mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota.
‘Up and down Virginia races, Democrats won convincingly including Lt. Governor, Attorney General and House of Delegates races where Democrats erased GOP advantages that most election pundits said were impossible because of gerrymandering.’
Dawn Adams became the first lesbian candidate elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates.
Andrea Jenkins became the first openly transgender woman of color elected to the city council of a major U.S. city (Minneapolis).
Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala are the first Latina delegates elected in the history of Virginia.
Lee Carter became the first Democratic socialist delegate elected, crushing the Republican incumbent despite lack of financial support from the Democratic Party.
Justin Fairfax became only the second African-American elected as lieutenant governor in Virginia. This is remarkable after the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this year.
Ravi Bhalla is the first Sikh-American elected as mayor in New Jersey. Flyers calling him a terrorist surfaced during the campaign.
Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend Alison Parker was murdered live on TV, was elected as a delegate in Virginia, beating his Republican opponent Joseph Yost who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Manka Dhingra won a Washington state Senate seat, giving the Democratic Party full control of the state government.
The last time Democrats picked up more than five House of Delegates seats in Virginia was in 1975. Two years ago they picked up just one seat. Yesterday they picked up 14 seats (10 of which are held by women).
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