This strong Democratic showing suggests that Virginia is entering a new era.
History is the foundation of the Old Dominion, one of America’s 13 original colonies. However, in my assessment, the 2017 gubernatorial election proved that forward-thinking Virginians now place a greater value on the future than on the past.
Although it is a southern state, Virginia rejected ads that sought to racially divide and frighten the electorate. Even the rallying cry of the Confederate flag and Civil War monuments did not deter voters from writing new history. With little fanfare, the state carried a black attorney into the office of lieutenant governor.
Sure, agreed, the basic analysis. More urban Virginia is more D than the rather R rural areas, population changes are making the state more D.
Sure. But Jeez, to think of a southern state becoming more D as being throwing off the Civil War?
Democrats’ sweep of Virginia shows the state is moving beyond its Confederate past
(For those who don’t know the Ds were the pro-slavery party in large part, they owned the south for the century after the civil war too. It’s that the south turned R which is the big change of the past 50 years.)