Contrast Nixon's numbers with President Trump's. "With 58 percent in, we are projecting that he is the winner tonight". As the Supreme Court has explained, legislators "represent people, not trees or acres".
Tens of millions of Americans are passionately for Trump, and tens of millions are passionately against him.
Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan and a political consultan. Someone, I presume a supporter of the challenger, replied that President Donald Trump had no government experience either. Incumbent Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe remains widely popular, as do the state's two Democratic senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.
The discontent on display in U.S. politics in recent years isn't subsiding.
As there are two Americas, there are two Virginias.
Republicans in Washington have moved on - for now - from their doomed campaign to unravel Obamacare, but Democratic politicians, activists and voters have most assuredly not. It was big night for Democrats across the country. The NRA boughtmore than $1 million in TV ads for him. These California refugees began to flood into adjacent or nearby red states like Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.
The Greatest Generation is passing on, and baby boomers born between 1946 and 1951 are now on Medicare and Social Security.
That's the meaning of Tuesday's elections. "Traditionally we have not been".
Northam's victory set off overnight recriminations and finger-pointing among Trump's hardcore supporters. In fact, it is made even tougher because the districts are right-leaning by design due to gerrymandering that Republican-controlled statehouses carried out after the 2010 census. There was still plenty of good news for progressives, though: By electing Northam, Democrats ensured they'll have a seat at the table during 2020 redistricting, since the governor can veto the assembly's maps.
Then there was the Republican messenger. This Democratic win signaled a sign of change from the divisive and angry populist messages coming from the White House. This is a trend, all right, but New Jersey's fiscal collapse was pre-ordained long before anyone heard of Donald Trump. The reckless ads casting Northam as protector of "sex offenders" and "convicted sexual predator [s]". Gillespie did have a 44-point advantage among the 57 percent of Virginians who want Confederate monuments to stay - but Northam had a whopping 83-point advantage among the 38 percent who want them down. And he condemned the national anthem protests by NFL players, the vast majority of them black.
The liberal group Democracy for America had abandoned Virginia's gubernatorial candidate, Ralph Northam, over immigration policy, then celebrated his win days later. So much for Adams' portrait of the people.
Sabato told us previously that voters and candidates have increasingly moved away from centrist voting habits that dominated the 1970s through 1990s.
Facing this choice, Sens. Hallelujah, people, and let's do it again next year. Other Republicans may follow.
That's why you will frequently read about the huge sums Dominion, Virginia's biggest utility, gives to political candidates. Embedded in that diagnosis, however, is a warning for Republican lawmakers that continued inaction could be disastrous. In 1982, Ronald Reagan sustained a 27-seat loss. "And whichever position he takes - for or against - he's going to lose votes". Perhaps the most stunning result came in Prince William County, a Washington exurb, where Danica Roem became the first openly transgender member of the state legislature - defeating Del.