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Democrats had a very good night on Tuesday

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  • Democrats had a very good showing in Tuesday’s elections, a rare bright spot in an otherwise extremely dismal political year. [Vox / Andrew Prokop]
  • Democratic candidates Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy won high-profile gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, and Dems picked up at least 15 seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates. They may not gain full control of that state’s legislature, but they’ve at least robbed Republicans of a decisive majority. [Washington Post / Fenit Nirappil]
  • The wins extended beyond those two states; Democrats also won big in municipal and local elections around the country. On top of that, there were a number of female, minority, and LGBTQ candidates who made history in states from New Hampshire to Montana, becoming the first woman, first African-American, or first openly gay person elected to office. [Vox / Ella Nilsen]
  • The most high-profile of these wins came from Democrat Danica Roem, who became the first transgender lawmaker in Virginia’s history, beating a longtime Republican incumbent who authored a bathroom bill restricting public bathroom use for transgender people. [Vox / Ella Nilsen]
  • So how to explain this blue wave just one year after Democrats got crushed by Republicans? It’s the first signs of a real Read More Here