Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak on Tuesday and took full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades.
We just made history. For the first time in 26 years Democrats will have full control of state government thanks to all of your hard work and support!
— Virginia Democrats (@vademocrats) November 6, 2019
Democrats seized control of both houses of Virginia’s state legislature for the first time in 25 years, aided by unusually high turnout across the state. It was an intensification of the trend that began in 2017, when Virginia’s off-year election provided some of the first signs of the backlash against President Donald Trump that would help Democrats seize control of the House of Representatives in 2018.
The blue wave was celebrated on Twitter throughout the night.
What @realDonaldTrump enablers conveniently forget is that tonight's election results in #KYGov & #VALeg are not outliers. They are a continuation of a majority of Americans rejecting the harmful policies & behavior of @POTUS.
There has now been a #BlueWave in:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 6, 2019
— Ryan Knight 🗽 (@ProudResister) November 6, 2019
The #BlueWave in 2020 is coming.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) November 6, 2019
DO YOU KNOW HOW HUGE THIS IS??? YUGE!! https://t.co/NJQyJulB4Q
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 6, 2019
BREAKING: Democrats just flipped the Virginia Senate! This is the 9th state chamber that we have flipped blue since Donald Trump became president! pic.twitter.com/Lh3nFh5JPL
— Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (@DLCC) November 6, 2019
With Tuesday’s election results being celebrated across the country, there is hope this is a sign of things to come – and a victory in 2020.