In Dramatic Twist, Virginia GOP Saves House Majority by Winning Lot Drawing

Good or bad, Virginia never fails to excite. As one of only two states to have elections every year, and a purple state, Virginia is often a battleground and proxy war for national politics. In 2005, a Democratic victory in the governor’s race foretold a Democratic takeover of Congress the following year, and the reverse happened when Republicans won in 2009. The 2017 election, for better or for worse, shook the political landscape when record Republican turnout was swamped by record Democratic turnout as Democrats took all three statewide offices and 15 seats in the House of Delegates, leaving Republicans