Washington DC: Americans went to polls on Tuesday night in a closely watched test of Donald Trump’s appeal with Republicans and Democrats strength headed into the 2020 presidential election.
For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Democrats hold all levers of power in Virginia. The Democrats flipped both the house and senate in a state seen as a bellwether of the national political mood. The victories came in spite of a series of scandals that embroiled the state’s Democratic governor and lieutenant governor.
Meanwhile Republicans held on to power in the Mississippi governor vote, following a closely-fought race in the traditional Republican stronghold.
The loss will be seen as a setback for Mr. Trump, who attempted to galvanize support for Mr. Bevin at a campaign rally in Kentucky on Monday night.
Despite losing the governor’s race, Republican candidates claimed victory in five other votes in Kentucky, including a poll for the state’s attorney general, won by Daniel Cameron who will be the first African-American attorney general in Kentucky’s history, and the first Republican to do so in more than 70 years.