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GOP’s Virginia Loss Tells Us Little About The State Of American Politics

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Was the Virginia loss also a backlash against the president? I’m sure that’s part of it, too. Trump is historically unpopular, and his presidency has become the all-consuming topic in Washington. But Virginia was not unique. Arguing that these conventional political losses denote colossal shifts in American politics is disingenuous unless you can explain why these results are different from what’s happened in the past.