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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:01 PM

Am I misreading something, or is the VA House of Delegates the really...

.. big story of the night? It went from Republican control to 53 Dem to 43 Repub. Isn't that something?????

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Reply Am I misreading something, or is the VA House of Delegates the really... (Original post)
LAS14 Nov 2019 OP
spooky3 Nov 2019 #1
napi21 Nov 2019 #2
Yonnie3 Nov 2019 #3
volstork Nov 2019 #4
Blue_true Nov 2019 #6
volstork Nov 2019 #7
TexasTowelie Nov 2019 #9
a kennedy Nov 2019 #5
Demovictory9 Nov 2019 #8
lagomorph777 Nov 2019 #10
onenote Nov 2019 #11
gratuitous Nov 2019 #12
pecosbob Nov 2019 #13

Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:05 PM

1. both houses flipped.

Dems control both, plus the Governor and Lt. Gov. offices.

Look for a blue wave of legislation passed, and more redistricting (there was a court ordered reduction in gerrymandering last June).

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:12 PM

2. ALL of Va. is now Dem controled! Gov, Lt Gov. both houses. nt

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:23 PM

3. Virginia is big news

My state! I'm biased.

I feel the Kentucky Governorship is big news too. Trump jumped in and made it about him and look what happened. He went there and talked his bull crap and lost. A big FU to him.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:23 PM

4. If VA can do it,

that gives me a glimmer of hope in TN.

But I'm not holding my breath...

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Response to volstork (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:26 PM

6. Keep fighting. That is all we ask for. nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:27 PM

7. Doing my damnedest,

along with my True Blue TN brothers and sisters!

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Response to volstork (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:32 PM

9. Thanks for what you and your allies are doing. nt

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:25 PM

5. and about those voters that say there's no difference to the political parties......

THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE. DAMN

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:30 PM

8. Va is a huge story but it was expected by the polling. Kentucky - repub was expected to win

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:08 AM

10. I'd like to thank Donald Trump for helping to flip us blue.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:20 AM

11. It's more dramatic than that

After the 2015 elections, the Repubs had a 66-34 edge in the House of Delegates. In 2017, the Democrats cut that margin to 51-49. Now its likely to end up as 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans. In two elections cycles, the Republicans have lost (and the Democrats have gained) 21 seats.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:26 AM

12. There is lots of good news and big stories

The Philadelphia suburbs (Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties) went solidly Democratic for the first time in living memory. Lewiston ME elected a Somali woman, Safiya Khalid, to its City Council in a race that drew attention from racists across the country. Another Somali refugee, Nadia Mohamed, was elected to the St. Louis Park City Council. It's in these small local races that the building blocks are set for the bigger races and higher offices.

Enjoy every good story you can find, because they all matter somewhere.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:26 PM

13. That is an authentic BFD

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