Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, right, gestures during a news conference with his running mates, Lt. Gov. candidate Jill Vogel, left, and Attorney General candidate John Adams, center, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Hello everyone! The Resurgent will have live special coverage of the two gubernatorial races transpiring in New Jersey and inVirginia tonight. Stay here for the latest updates.
8:06PM— Race has been called for Democrat Phil Murphy.
Flip in #NJgov means Democrats have climbed out of historic low in governorships. They will control 16 while Republicans will drop to 33 (if Northam lead in #VAgov holds).
It's also Democrats' 7th unified government (compared to Republicans' 26). https://t.co/RnaDVXrvys
— Zach C. Cohen (@Zachary_Cohen) November 8, 2017
8PM — Polls will close in New Jersey.
No, it shows Trumpism doesn't exist and Hillary's not on the ballot. https://t.co/YxZ9BHXuxt
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 8, 2017
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) November 8, 2017
Trump lost Virginia, again.
— Rick Canton ℹ️ (@TheRickCanton) November 8, 2017
Republicans are going to pull a reverse Ossoff here and say that Gillespie lost because he was too much of an establishment candidate and that what they need is more Roy Moores. https://t.co/VvCYzrYhf1
— neontaster (@neontaster) November 8, 2017
8:26PM — An openly trans-woman and Democrat socialist won seats in the House of Delegates. Wow.
The AP has called Democratic Socialist Lee Carter the winner over GOP Del. Jackson Miller in Manassas.
— Patrick Wilson (@patrickmwilson) November 8, 2017
Result sucks, but it's not unexpected by any means. Obama won VA 53-47 in 2008, and Republican Bob McDonnell won the Governor's race 59-41 in 2009. And Trump lost here 49-44 to begin with…
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) November 8, 2017
AP calls Democrat Danica Roem, a transgender woman, the victor over Del. Bob Marshall, R-Prince William, a prominent social conservative in office for 25 years.
— Andrew Cain (@AndrewCainRTD) November 8, 2017
Race called at 8:12PM for Ralph Northam.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 8, 2017
Per @JordanNBCNews, Dems up in 14 (!!!) of the 17 GOP-held House of Delegates races whose districts Hillary Clinton carried in 2016
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) November 8, 2017
GOP will say VA means nothing. Dems will say I️t means everything. The reality is the GOP should look at the suburbs and be worried about the House. The Dems should look at the more rural areas and worry about the Senate.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 8, 2017
8:12PM—Larry Sabato and NBC News are calling it for Ralph Northam.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 8, 2017
The Crystal Ball is calling #VAGOV for Democrat Ralph Northam. And it isn’t going to be a squeaker.
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) November 8, 2017
— Liam Collins (@Liam_Collins7) November 8, 2017
8:10PM— With 56% of the precincts in, Northam leads Gillespie 51.50% to 47.31%.
With that said, exit polls showed Northam doing *very* well with late-deciders, so may have been some late movement here.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 8, 2017
Virginia may elect a Democratic Socialist and a transgender journalist to the House of Delegates. This is a rout.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 8, 2017
Gillespie easily beating Northam in Trump-friendly Hanover County. But Northam outperforming '13 McAuliffe in Hanover by 11 percent in early results. Sarvis took votes in '13 #vagov
— paul schwartzman (@paulschwartzman) November 8, 2017
Actually, Ds are up on 15 House of Delegates Republicans in Virginia. Need 17. Still early.
— Sean T at RCP (@SeanTrende) November 8, 2017
Projection: Justin Fairfax (D) has been elected VA Lt. Gov., defeating Jill Holtzman Vogel (R).
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 8, 2017
JUST IN: Senior GOP adviser with direct knowledge of the campaign:
"Total Dem sweep, crushing numbers. It's over." #VaGov
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) November 8, 2017
7:56PM — With 40.34% of precincts reporting, Mark Herring leads John Adams 50.22% to 49.73%.
7:54— With 34.22% of precincts reporting, Jill Vogel leads Justin Fairfax 49.99% to 49.95%.
7:44PM— With 24% of precincts reporting, Northam has narrow lead over Gillespie, 50.92 % to 48%. 7:53PM— With 30% of precincts reporting, Northram is leading Gillespie 51.13% to 47.79%.
Over half of Chesterfield is in and Gillespie up by less than a point.
That’s very ominous for the GOP
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) November 8, 2017
7:38PM— Election results have started to pour in
— Patricia Sullivan (@psullivan1) November 8, 2017
Also, 180,204 absentee ballots were received as of Monday, according to the Virginia Department of Elections. A record.
— WTVR CBS 6 Richmond (@CBS6) November 7, 2017
It’s 7pm in #Virginia where the polls have just closed in the closely watched #VaGovRace between Democrat @RalphNortham and Republican @EdWGillespie .. Race is close, and it is too early to call a winner there
— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) November 8, 2017
VA voters in exit poll on Confederate statues:
37% remove them
59% keep them in place
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 8, 2017
7:02PM — You can watch election results here from the Virginia Department of Elections.
7:00PM — Polls are now closed in Virginia.
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