In perhaps the most important race this election day, Democrat Ralph Northam handily defeated his Republican opponent Ed Gillespie for Virginia governor.
Gillespie ran a race-baiting campaign that was based on Donald Trump’s playbook, and his defeat may indicate the diminishing value of the Trump effect as the Republican party deals with the president’s historically atrocious polling numbers.
Watch as Northam’s HQ erupts as the candidate’s victory is announced:
Watch the moment Democrat Ralph Northam’s supporters found out CNN projected he’ll win Virginia’s governor’s race. https://t.co/F8KXvmJJBh
— Veronica Rocha (@VeronicaRochaLA) November 8, 2017