Trump's Supreme Court Justices Appear To Have Helped Democrats Win Another Critical Election
Democrats appear to have flipped a key state senate in Virginia after the Democratic candidate ran on protecting abortion rights.
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Trump’s Conservative Justices Deliver Another Win For Democrats
The rise of healthcare rights and choice as an election issue did not end after the 2022 midterm election.
A special election for a key state senate seat in Virginia saw Democrats apparently flipping the seat because the Democratic candidate made abortion a front-and-center issue.
Virginia Democrats appeared to flip a key state Senate seat in Virginia Beach on Tuesday night, expanding their edge in the chamber to 22-18 and making passage of new abortion curbs less likely in the session that starts Wednesday.
Democrat Aaron Rouse, a former NFL defensive back and a member of the Virginia Beach City Council, edged Republican Kevin Adams, a retired Navy lieutenant commander, in a special election for the seat of Republican Jen Kiggans, who was elected to Congress on Nov. 8, unseating U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, D-2nd.
The margin of victory appears to be 348 votes or less than a percentage point. The Democratic candidate Rouse ran on protecting abortion rights, and the issue seems to have been decisive for enough votes to flip the seat.
The media tends to ignore issues after election day, but let’s discuss the continuing aftershocks of the overturn of Roe.
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