Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam has defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in the highly contentious Virginia gubernatorial election.

Northam currently serves as Virginia lieutenant governor alongside outgoing Governor Terry McAuliffe.

The Virginia race has been getting a lot of attention in the past few months––between debates about Confederate monuments and controversial campaign ads––and President Trump himself has tweeted his support for Gillespie:

The race has been very close––the RCP poll average earlier tonight gave Northam a slight advantage.

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