Good Evening Birdies..
It’s election night for some down ballot races and for local/state referendums.
According to twitter user Benchmark Politics, Ralph Northam has a 6% exit poll lead in the Virginia governor’s race. His tweet has a chart that will explain his first glance analysis:
Exit poll showing about a 6% lead for Northam. Note: NOT a prediction, just doing exit poll math using race breakdowns. pic.twitter.com/J9Okn2poSM
— Benchmark Politics (@benchmarkpol) November 8, 2017
Benchmark is one of a few to follow on twitter as he called it for Bernie in Michigan during the primaries, well before the networks did.
And Donna Brazile is appearing on Chris Hayes’ “All In” this evening. Your news and more in the comments!
Update: NBC News has called the NJ governor race for Levi Sanders’ candidate, Phil Murphy and VA race for Northam. Perrillo, the OR primary candidate campaigned rigorously for Northam. Top issue in VA was healthcare.
Dems have picked up 6 seats in the VA ledge so far.
Other interesting development: voters in Maine appear to be in favor of expanding Medicaid. And NYers are not in favor of a Constitutional Convention.
Equally big news tonight was Danica Roem, the first openly transgendered woman to beat out a 25 year incumbent in the VA legislature.
— Hannah Grace (@Hannah_McDona1d) November 7, 2017