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Virginia, New Jersey, and a bunch of other cities and states head to the polls for Election Day 2017.

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Virginia, New Jersey, and a bunch of other cities and states head to the polls for Election Day 2017; the leaked Paradise Papers reveal businesses and British royals stashed millions in offshore accounts; there’s a new, crazy twist in the Harvey Weinstein case.


Election Day isn’t as high-profile as last year, but it’s still very important

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  • It’s Election Day in several states, with a full slate of some high-profile state races, as well as plenty of smaller local and municipal races across the country. [Vox / Matt Yglesias]
  • The biggest two to watch are the races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, but as it stands right now, the race in Virginia will be much closer and more exciting to watch. Polls in the state closed at 7 pm Eastern time. [RealClearPolitics]
  • Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are facing off in Virginia. Both of them suffer from a case of being fairly middle-of-the-road boring candidates. Northam is the current lieutenant governor, while Gillespie is an establishment conservative who’s a longtime Republican Party operative. [Vox / Andrew Prokop]
  • The race (and other races across the country) are widely seen as a referendum on Trump’s presidency. Hotly contested, they’ve gotten especially nasty in recent weeks, with a lot of attention and attack ads focusing on immigration and crime. [Washington Post / Rachel Weiner, Shira Stein and Fenit Read More Here