Virginia’s Shift Could Break Streak

Politics is full of long-term patterns – if this happens, that follows – and one enduring example has been the relationship between presidential elections and the Virginia gubernatorial races that follow the year after. Since 1976, the following pattern has held up: whichever party wins the White House, the other wins the governor’s mansion in Richmond the following year. …

Well, maybe not this time, as demographic data suggest Virginia is changing rapidly – maybe even fast enough to put an end to the anti-White House pattern in November. [cont.]

Dante Chinni, Wall Street Journal