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    >>> IT WAS A HISTORIC NIGHT IN >>> IT WAS A HISTORIC NIGHT IN VIRGINIA TONIGHT WHERE DEMOCRATS VIRGINIA TONIGHT WHERE DEMOCRATS HAVE WON CONTROL OF THE HAVE WON CONTROL OF THE STATEHOUSE AND THE STATE SENATE STATEHOUSE AND THE STATE SENATE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 21st FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 21st CENTURY CENTURY

    LET’S GO TO STEVE KORNACKI FOR A LET’S GO TO STEVE KORNACKI FOR A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA TONIGHT VIRGINIA TONIGHT STEVE? STEVE? >> LET’S TAKE YOU THROUGH THE >> LET’S TAKE YOU THROUGH THE MATH ON THIS IN TERMS OF THE MATH ON THIS IN TERMS OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES COMING INTO HOUSE OF DELEGATES COMING INTO TONIGHT TONIGHT THIS IS WHAT THE BALANCE OF THIS IS WHAT THE BALANCE OF POWER LOOKED LIKE IN VIRGINIA

    POWER LOOKED LIKE IN VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED IT REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED IT IT WAS 51-48 IT WAS 51-48

    THERE WAS A VACANT SEAT AND THERE WAS A VACANT SEAT AND DEMOCRATIC SEAT SO IT WAS DEMOCRATIC SEAT SO IT WAS ESSENTIALLY 51-49 COMING INTO ESSENTIALLY 51-49 COMING INTO TONIGHT TONIGHT THERE ARE STILL A FEW RACES THERE ARE STILL A FEW RACES BEING TABULATED BUT RIGHT NOW BEING TABULATED BUT RIGHT NOW ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THEY’VE NETTED A NET GAIN PRESS THEY’VE NETTED A NET GAIN OF FIVE SEATS ON THE HOUSE SIDE OF FIVE SEATS ON THE HOUSE SIDE FOR DEMOCRATS FOR DEMOCRATS AGAIN, THAT’S WHY THE AP IS NOW AGAIN, THAT’S WHY THE AP IS NOW CALLING THIS CREEL FOR THE HOUSE CALLING THIS CREEL FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES FLIPPING IN OF DELEGATES FLIPPING IN VIRGINIA FROM REPUBLICANS TO VIRGINIA FROM REPUBLICANS TO DEMOCRATS

    DEMOCRATS AND ON THE SENATE SIDE THERE WAS AND ON THE SENATE SIDE THERE WAS A VACANCY A VACANCY IT WAS 21-19 REPUBLICANS ON THE IT WAS 21-19 REPUBLICANS ON THE STATE SENATE SIDE COMING INTO STATE SENATE SIDE COMING INTO TONIGHT TONIGHT

    DEMOCRATS REALLY NEEDED ONE DEMOCRATS REALLY NEEDED ONE BECAUSE IF YOU GET TO A 2020 TIE BECAUSE IF YOU GET TO A 2020 TIE AND YOU CONTROL THE LIEUTENANT AND YOU CONTROL THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNORSHIP AS DEMOCRATS DO IN GOVERNORSHIP AS DEMOCRATS DO IN VIRGINIA, DEMOCRATS CAN BREAK VIRGINIA, DEMOCRATS CAN BREAK THE TIE THE TIE RIGHT NOW THE AP IS SAYING RIGHT NOW THE AP IS SAYING THEY’VE GOT A NET GAIN OF 2 ON THEY’VE GOT A NET GAIN OF 2 ON THE SENATE SIDE THE SENATE SIDE SO, AGAIN, THE SENATE CALLED, SO, AGAIN, THE SENATE CALLED, HAD HOUSE OF DELEGATES CALLED

    HAD HOUSE OF DELEGATES CALLED THAT ADDS UP TO CONTROL OF THE THAT ADDS UP TO CONTROL OF THE LEGISLATOR AND CONTROL OF THE LEGISLATOR AND CONTROL OF THE GOVERNORSHIP FOR DEMOCRATS IN GOVERNORSHIP FOR DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA VIRGINIA AND REALLY IT JUST COMPLETES A AND REALLY IT JUST COMPLETES A PRETTY REMARKABLE PRETTY REMARKABLE TRANSFORMATION, I THINK, OF THE TRANSFORMATION, I THINK, OF THE STATE OF THE VIRGINIA, OF THE STATE OF THE VIRGINIA, OF THE POLITICS IN THE STATE OF POLITICS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA VIRGINIA

    LAWRENCE, CERTAINLY YOU KNOW AS LAWRENCE, CERTAINLY YOU KNOW AS WELL AS ANYBODY GOING BACK WELL AS ANYBODY GOING BACK DECADES WAS VIRGINIA WAS THOUGHT DECADES WAS VIRGINIA WAS THOUGHT OF AS A REPUBLICAN BASTION OF AS A REPUBLICAN BASTION THESE ARE REPUBLICAN THESE ARE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL WINNING MARGINS IN PRESIDENTIAL WINNING MARGINS IN VIRGINIA STARTING IN 1968 AND VIRGINIA STARTING IN 1968 AND YOU JUST SEE AN OCEAN OF RED YOU JUST SEE AN OCEAN OF RED HERE HERE IT FLIPPED IN 2008 TO BARACK IT FLIPPED IN 2008 TO BARACK OBAMA, STAYED WITH OBAMA IN OBAMA, STAYED WITH OBAMA IN 2012, WAS RIGHT ON SORT OF THE 2012, WAS RIGHT ON SORT OF THE NATIONAL AVERAGE THERE

    NATIONAL AVERAGE THERE IN 2016 HILLARY CLINTON WON IT IN 2016 HILLARY CLINTON WON IT AGAIN AGAIN I THINK FOLKS LOOK TO 2020 AND I THINK FOLKS LOOK TO 2020 AND THEY SAY DEMOCRATS HEAVILY THEY SAY DEMOCRATS HEAVILY FAVORED TO WIN VIRGINIA IN 2020 FAVORED TO WIN VIRGINIA IN 2020

    WHOEVER IT IS DEMOCRATS CONTROL WHOEVER IT IS DEMOCRATS CONTROL THE GOVERNORSHIP, DEMOCRATS THE GOVERNORSHIP, DEMOCRATS CONTROL THE LEGISLATOR CONTROL THE LEGISLATOR YOU’RE NOT REALLY LOOKING AT A YOU’RE NOT REALLY LOOKING AT A SWING STATE ANYMORE, LAWRENCE, SWING STATE ANYMORE, LAWRENCE, YOU’RE LOOKING AT A BLUE STATE YOU’RE LOOKING AT A BLUE STATE >> THAT IS WHAT THE PRESSER SAID >> THAT IS WHAT THE PRESSER SAID IN A TWEET

    IN A TWEET WE’RE JOINED NOW BY THE DIRECTOR WE’RE JOINED NOW BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGINIA SENATECENTER FOR POLITI VIRGINIA SENATECENTER FOR POLITI A CLOSER LOOK NOW WHAT’S A CLOSER LOOK NOW WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA WHAT IS THE MEANING GOING WHAT IS THE MEANING GOING FORWARD? FORWARD? DOES THIS PUT DEMOCRATS IN DOES THIS PUT DEMOCRATS IN CONTROL OF THE NEXT CONTROL OF THE NEXT REDISTRICTING IN VIRGINIA AFTER REDISTRICTING IN VIRGINIA AFTER THE NEXT CENSUS? THE NEXT CENSUS? >> YES, THEY’RE IN CHARGE NOW >> YES, THEY’RE IN CHARGE NOW

    THEY HAVE A COMFORTABLE MARGIN THEY HAVE A COMFORTABLE MARGIN IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES THEIR MARGIN IN THE SENATE MAY THEIR MARGIN IN THE SENATE MAY ACTUALLY GO UP ACTUALLY GO UP THERE ARE THREE VERY CLOSE THERE ARE THREE VERY CLOSE RACES

    RACES TWO LOOK LIKE TO ME ANYWAY TO GO TWO LOOK LIKE TO ME ANYWAY TO GO TO REPUBLICANS BUT ONE MAY WELL TO REPUBLICANS BUT ONE MAY WELL GO TO DEMOCRATS GO TO DEMOCRATS SO THAT’S A CUSHION IN THE STATE SO THAT’S A CUSHION IN THE STATE SENATE SENATE

    AND OF COURSE THE GOVERNOR AND OF COURSE THE GOVERNOR DOESN’T LEAVE OFFICE UNTIL 2022 DOESN’T LEAVE OFFICE UNTIL 2022 OR JANUARY 2022, AND THE OR JANUARY 2022, AND THE REDISTRICTING WILL BE DONE IN REDISTRICTING WILL BE DONE IN 2021 2021 SO THIS IS A TREMENDOUS GAIN FOR SO THIS IS A TREMENDOUS GAIN FOR DEMOCRATS DEMOCRATS AND AS STEVE WAS SAYING, IT’S AND AS STEVE WAS SAYING, IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE DEMOCRATS CONTROL EVERYTHING IN DEMOCRATS CONTROL EVERYTHING IN VIRGINIA, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING VIRGINIA, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING FROM A MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE OF FROM A MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DELEGATION, BOTH REPRESENTATIVES DELEGATION, BOTH SENATE SEATS, GOVERNOR, SENATE SEATS, GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND NOW BOTH HOUSES OF GENERAL, AND NOW BOTH HOUSES OF THE THE STATESTATE LEGISLATOR

    THE THE STATESTATE LEGISLATOR >> ONE OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE >> ONE OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY TONIGHT IS DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY TONIGHT IS THE DEMOCRATS WERE RUNNING IN THE DEMOCRATS WERE RUNNING IN DISTRICTS THAT WERE ACTUALLY DISTRICTS THAT WERE ACTUALLY DRAWN BY REPUBLICANS DURING THE DRAWN BY REPUBLICANS DURING THE LAST REDISTRICTING, AND SO THEY LAST REDISTRICTING, AND SO THEY WERE DRAWN TO HEAVILY FAVOR WERE DRAWN TO HEAVILY FAVOR REPUBLICANS, WHICH THEY DID REPUBLICANS, WHICH THEY DID AND SO THIS WAS — THIS TOOK AND SO THIS WAS — THIS TOOK EVERYTHING THE DEMOCRATS HAD TO EVERYTHING THE DEMOCRATS HAD TO PULL THIS OFF PULL THIS OFF

    >> THAT’S ABSOLUTELY TRUE >> THAT’S ABSOLUTELY TRUE THEY DID GET A BREAK IN THE THEY DID GET A BREAK IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE COURTS ORDERED A SUMMER WHEN THE COURTS ORDERED A REDRAWING OF A FEW DISTRICTS IN REDRAWING OF A FEW DISTRICTS IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND IT FAVORED DEMOCRATS AND IT FAVORED DEMOCRATS SUBSTANTIALLY

    SUBSTANTIALLY SO THEY GOT A BREAK THERE SO THEY GOT A BREAK THERE THEY ACTUALLY MIGHT HAVE WON THE THEY ACTUALLY MIGHT HAVE WON THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES EVEN WITHOUT HOUSE OF DELEGATES EVEN WITHOUT THOSE BREAKS THOSE BREAKS

    BUT IN THE FUTURE, GIVEN THE BUT IN THE FUTURE, GIVEN THE FACT THAT DEMOCRATS WILL REDRAW FACT THAT DEMOCRATS WILL REDRAW THE LINES IN 2021, I THINK YOU THE LINES IN 2021, I THINK YOU CAN LOOK TO THE DEMOCRATIC CAN LOOK TO THE DEMOCRATIC MARGIN INCREASING MARGIN INCREASING >> AND LARRY, A QUICK WORD ABOUT >> AND LARRY, A QUICK WORD ABOUT WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN KENTUCKY WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN KENTUCKY TONIGHT TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT WENT DOWN LAST THE PRESIDENT WENT DOWN LAST NIGHT, HE NATIONALIZED THE RACE, NIGHT, HE NATIONALIZED THE RACE, HE PUT HIMSELF ON THE BALLOT IN HE PUT HIMSELF ON THE BALLOT IN KENTUCKY

    KENTUCKY HE PUT IMPAECHMENT ON THE BALLOT HE PUT IMPAECHMENT ON THE BALLOT IN KENTUCKY, THE REPUBLICAN IN KENTUCKY, THE REPUBLICAN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN PUT DONALD ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN PUT DONALD TRUMP AND PUT IMPEACHMENT ON THE TRUMP AND PUT IMPEACHMENT ON THE BALLOT IN THE KENTUCKY BALLOT IN THE KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE, AND IT WAS A GOVERNOR’S RACE, AND IT WAS A VERY BAD NIGHT FOR REPUBLICANS VERY BAD NIGHT FOR REPUBLICANS >> IT SURE WAS >> IT SURE WAS

    YEAH, IT’S TRUE THEY WON YEAH, IT’S TRUE THEY WON EVERYTHING BELOW GOVERNOR EVERYTHING BELOW GOVERNOR BUT GOVERNOR MATTERS MORE THAN BUT GOVERNOR MATTERS MORE THAN ALL THE OTHER THINGS PUT ALL THE OTHER THINGS PUT TOGETHER TOGETHER AND TRUMP PUT HIS REPUTATION ON AND TRUMP PUT HIS REPUTATION ON THE LINE

    THE LINE HE PICKED KENTUCKY FOR THE HE PICKED KENTUCKY FOR THE ELECTION-EVE VISIT BECAUSE HE ELECTION-EVE VISIT BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE COULD HAVE THE MOST THOUGHT HE COULD HAVE THE MOST INFLUENCE THERE INFLUENCE THERE BUT MATT BEVIN LOST BUT MATT BEVIN LOST

    AND WHEN YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN AND WHEN YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN RUNNING STATEWIDE IN KENTUCKY RUNNING STATEWIDE IN KENTUCKY YOU HAVE TO TRY TO LOSE

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