Our 2019 VIRGINIA RESULTS
The House of Delegates and State Senate Flipped BLUE.
New BLUE Trifecta in Virginia.
Thanks to everyone who supported Local Majority in Virginia - we couldn't have done our work without you.
Virginia needed 2 new seats in the state house & 2 in the state senate to take full control; we turned SIX state house seats from red to blue and TWO seats in the senate. We also held onto three seats in the House electing new Democrats by wide margins.
Ghazala Hashmi is the first Muslim elected to the Virginia state Senate - won by a wide margin.
Local Majority & OUR ROLLING BILLBOARD were on the ground canvassing in Virginia one week before the election, knocking on over 1500 doors and logging tons miles. It was well worth the effort.
2018 Election Results: Democratic Tsunami!
The Blue Wave hit the 2018 midterm elections!
US House of Representatives: 40 seats flipped and Democrats took control!
US Senate: 2 seats flipped (AZ, NV), lost 4 seats, but defended 22.
National popular vote margin: 8.9 million Democratic votes over Republicans.
Governors: Dems picked up 13 seats!
State Legislative Chambers: Dems flipped 6! (CO Senate, CT Senate, ME Senate, MN House, NH Senate AND House, and NY Senate)
State Legislative races: Dems picked up at least 332 seats.
LOCAL MAJORITY 2018 RESULTS
Local Majority had very successful results supporting state legislative candidates in Florida, Michigan, and Minnesota with targeted legislative and opposition research and election activities.
Democrats flipped 6 seats in the state House. Local Majority provided research and other assistance to all six.
One seat in the state Senate flipped. Assistance provided by Local Majority.
In a state that is nearly evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, the partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression is extreme with the Republican trifecta. Democrats are not represented at the state legislative level. Key talking point for Florida for 2020.
Michigan’s voter turnout was the highest for midterm elections in nearly 50 years.
Broke Trifecta in heavily gerrymandered state
Gained 6 seats in State House
Gained 6 seats in state Senate, depriving Republicans of their supermajority.
Local Majority districts: 4 of the districts we worked with flipped and 2 others came within about 1% of ousting the Republican incumbent (shifting the MOV by ~-12%) in two Trump-won districts.
Highest voter turnout in the nation.
State House flipped Democratic (18 seats).
Governor stayed Democratic.
Divided State (MN Senate is Republican controlled by 1 vote, having flipped 6 seats in 2016 to take control. All 67 seats are up for election in 2020).
Local Majority supported candidates: 12 of the candidates we assisted flipped seats.