Tuesday’s elections showed a hopeful trend toward a blue wave when Democrats were elected in some unlikely places. Kentucky, a state where Trump won by 30 percent, ousted it’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin in favor of Democrat Andy Beshear. Virginia, which has long been known as a swing state, flipped its legislature and is now completely controlled by Democrats.
The country’s most admired man in 2018 for the 11th year in a row, former President Barack Obama, tweeted some words of thanks to voters.
The Twitter world showed its support for the country’s real president:
Hopefully, Obama’s words of hope will continue to fire up voters in preparation for the 2020 presidential election, and hopefully Tuesday’s elections point toward some much needed relief for the country.
‘Across the nation Tuesday, a handful of candidates made history. In addition to Mr. Cameron in Kentucky, Ghazala Hashmi, a Democrat, was the first Muslim woman elected to the Virginia Senate, capturing a suburban Richmond district. And in Arizona, Regina Romero was headed toward a victory in the Tucson mayor’s race, becoming the first woman and first Latina to lead that city.’
In regards to Kentucky, The Times reported:
‘Mr. Beshear’s performance demonstrated that Mr. Trump’s popularity alone is insufficient for most Republicans, even in one of the most conservative regions in the country. Mr. Bevin and national G.O.P. groups, grasping for ways to overcome Mr. Bevin’s weakness, sought to turn the election into a referendum on Mr. Trump, national policy issues and the Democratic impeachment inquiry.’
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