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Just Like in 2017, Virginia Voters Deal Racism and Xenophobia a Resounding Defeat

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Corey Stewart and Barbara Comstock Follow the Trump/Gillespie Playbook and Lose Big

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to initial results in Virginia:

Corey Stewart and Barbara Comstock followed President Trump’s playbook. They stoked fear about immigrants. Both lost big.

Last year, Ed Gillespie tried the same strategy and lost by a whopping 9%. Back then, this defeat surprised many, because pundits predicted Gillespie’s xenophobic strategy would work. Steve Bannon predicted a Gillespie victory, too, telling the New York Times that “I think the big lesson for Tuesday is that, in Gillespie’s case, Trumpism without Trump can show the way forward. If that’s the case, Democrats better be very, very worried.”

It seems evident the people of Virginia are just not interested in Trumpism, with or without Trump. And right now, it’s not the Democrats who are very, very worried.