Democratic Domination in the Old Dominion

Tuesday represented the best non-presidential election night Democrats have had since 2006. They swept the statewide ticket in Virginia for the second election in a row, and they picked up the New Jersey governorship. They also won a crucial, majority-making state Senate election in Washington state, so they won complete control of state government in two states (New Jersey and Washington). …

Democrats generally performed quite well across the country — it’s hard to find any silver linings for Republicans, although we’ll endeavor to do so (see the caveats section below).

There’s a single factor that links all of this: Donald Trump. This was a rebuke to the president and Trumpism generally. CONT.

Kyle Kondik & Geoffrey Skelley, Sabato’s Crystal Ball