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Democrats Win Virginia And New Jersey Governorships


Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam greets supporters at an election night rally Nov. 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Va. Northam defeated Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam greets supporters at an election night rally Nov. 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Va. Northam defeated Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Democrats came out victorious in gubernatorial races in both Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday night. Across the country, a number of women also won office, and Maine became the first state to expand Medicaid through referendum.

NPR’s Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) talks about what the election results mean and how Republicans are responding with Here & Now‘s Robin Young.

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