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™ (@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
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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