Yesterday, I wrote that if the Democrats were remotely engaged with basic strategy, they would not do too much fraud in the Virginia governor’s race and allow the Republican to win.
You can go back and look at my reasoning for why this win benefits the left more than the right. I don’t need to type it all out again.
I hadn’t even thought about the possibility that New Jersey was in play. That is just kind of nuts.
Republican Glenn Youngkin has won the race for governor in Virginia, riding a wave of late momentum to deliver a rebuke of Democratic control in Richmond and Washington.
Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe, according to three television networks, denying McAuliffe’s bid to become Virginia’s first repeat governor since the 1970s.
With more than 94 percent of the expected vote counted, Youngkin has staked out a 3-point lead — a margin that reflects major gains for Youngkin and his party across Virginia and in other states as well. In New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is locked in an unexpectedly tight race with Republican Jack Ciattarelli.
“Together we will change the trajectory of this commonwealth, and friends, we are going to start that transformation on day one,” Youngkin said in a victory speech early Wednesday morning.
YOUNGKIN: “We’re gonna embrace our parents, not ignore them.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 3, 2021
In both states, the Republican candidates not only built further on blowout Republican margins in smaller, rural counties, they also cut into the edge Democrats built in diverse, heavily populated suburbs in recent years. Ciattarelli led Murphy by less than a percentage point at midnight, but with about three-quarters of the expected vote in and votes still outstanding in some heavily Democratic cities.
The results will set off a shockwave not only in Virginia — and possibly New Jersey — but across the country’s political landscape. The big swing that drove Youngkin’s victory is a foreboding sign for Democrats as they prepare to try to hold slim majorities in both the House and the Senate in the midterms. Seven states President Joe Biden won by smaller margins than Virginia will also hold governor’s races next year.
It will be wild if the GOP wins New Jersey. We weren’t even talking about that one, because we didn’t believe it was possible – but at time of writing, it hasn’t been called (and probably won’t be for a while).
New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli addressed his supporters late into #ElectionNight.
"I don't need a surrogate, I don't need celebrities, I don't need former presidents. All I need is the people of New Jersey to listen to the facts." pic.twitter.com/ARHsoF7hUI
— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 3, 2021
The key takeaway from Virginia that Republicans are now going to go back into believing they can overcome voter fraud by just voting harder.
Glenn Youngkin is an establishment Republican, and he isn’t going to do anything.
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) November 3, 2021
When Mike Pompeo says you represent “American values,” I know you’re a worthless human being, and probably some kind of cannibal or severe sex pervert.
This is also going to invigorate the left, to make them cheat harder in the 2022 elections.
I wrote of potential upsides yesterday, but I also said that Democrat fraud would be a better outcome than them allowing a win.
It’s a win for the culture wars. But just totally symbolic. Because he’s not going to do anything. Maybe he’ll say you can’t say white people are born evil or whatever, or that you can’t beat up parents whose daughters were raped by trannies.
Youngkin would have lost by ten points if he’d remained in the mode of a cookie cutter Republican. Instead he embraced the culture war, started talking about issues people actually care about, and everything changed.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 3, 2021
Maybe Youngkin is planning on going full Ron DeSantis. I don’t know, but I doubt it. He’s wasn’t a politician. He was an executive at the Carlyle Group, haha. He’s basically a Ted Cruz style war and Wall Street Republican.
Heidi & I, getting ready to celebrate with @GlennYoungkin & Suzanne.
Looks like a HUGE victory tonight, for Virginia and for the entire country. pic.twitter.com/U3Yc3CosVU
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 3, 2021
But yeah – Joe Biden is much more unpopular than the media is letting on. The whole “but at least he’s not Donald Trump though” strategy has stopped working, because they banned Trump from everything after they screwed up and didn’t do enough mail fraud and made the election theft too obvious.
No one can support the Democrat Party in any positive way – they can only do it because they hate white people, heterosexuality, or the Chinese.