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Election Day 2017

If you're like me, you're having some traumatic flashbacks to the night of the 2016 elections. Don't worry -- this is good news.

BIG WINS

In New Jersey's race to replace Gov. Chris Christie, Democrat Philip Murphy defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

Virginia Democrat Ralph Northam won the Governor's seat by 9 points, the widest victory for a Democrat in the governor's race since 1985.

Almost 6 in 10 Virginia voters said they disapproved of the job Trump was doing (57%), according to exit polls, and twice as many people said they were motivated to go to the polls to reject him as those motivated to support him. (NPR)

Danica Roem in Virginia became the first openly transgender person elected to a statehouse in the country, and she did so over 13-term incumbent Bob Marshall, who authored Virginia's "bathroom bill." 

LESS-BIG-BUT-STILL-EXCITING WINS

Democrat Jenny Durkan won the Seattle race to replace former Mayor Ed Murray, who resigned amid sexual abuse allegations, becoming the city's first female mayor in decades.

Chris Hurst, the boyfriend of a reporter shot and killed on live TV, won a seat to the statehouse in Virginia on a gun-control platform over three-term NRA-backed incumbent Joseph Yost.

Charlotte, N.C., elected Democrat Vi Lyles, its first female African-American mayor. 

New York's Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, a forceful critic of President Trump, easily won a second term (66% of the vote).

Boston's Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh glided to re-election and a second four-year term (65% of the vote)

WHAT NOW?

Keep. Going. This is just the beginning of the resistance movement outcomes against our current Administration.

Find a candidate you like. Donate your time, energy, skills, and (if you have it) money to a cause or individual you support. Get involved. Speak out. And, most importantly, GO VOTE!

VA Governor-Elect Northam and his Lt. Governor-Elect | NPR.org

VA Governor-Elect Northam and his Lt. Governor-Elect | NPR.org

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