“Democrats cemented a new reality in Virginia on Tuesday: For decades a Republican stronghold, and then a swing state, the commonwealth is now controlled by Democrats.The party won majorities in Virginia’s House and Senate, gaining full control of the state government for the first time in two decades.”
From WTOP.com in Virginia:
Democratic leader Sen. Dick Saslaw cited gun control, affordable health care and public education funding as key issues. “After years of Republican inaction, we are ready to get to work.”
These General Assembly elections will be the only ones conducted using the district maps chosen by a panel of federal judges in January, after ruling last year that lawmakers had racially gerrymandered 11 House districts by packing black voters into them.
Ten years ago, Virginia had a majority in their state legislation that looked much like what North Carolina has now. That will no longer be the case.
Citing the need to fund schools fully, raise minimum wages, and overcoming racially gerrymandered districts, voters changed the political landscape of Virginia.
It now politically looks like what North Carolina could look like in 2020.
Election Day in 2020 is less than a year away. Go vote.