[Ed. – Returns on the action Hans Bader previewed for us earlier. Hunker down; on the Virginia flip, it’ll be at least a week of overinterpreting an already dark-purple state going blue. Besides the profound shift in demographics reflected in the map we keep trotting out, there was probably also some effect from ballot-harvesting – because there always is now. It is whistling in the wind to simply wish it away, and it favors Democrats a good 99% of the time. For other coverage, such as the governor’s races in Kentucky and Mississippi, check the links.]
For the first time in more than two decades, Virginia Democrats have taken control of both chambers of the state legislature, according to election results from the Washington Post. …
Democrats’ reaction was anything shy of amazing.
Remember when Juli Briskman flipped Trump off and lost her job?
She just won her first election in Virginia. pic.twitter.com/KJceOr3pZI
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 6, 2019
A Parkland father credited gun control as one of the reasons Virginia flipped, a clear nod to Gov. Ralph Northam (D).