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President Trump campaigned for Matt Bevin, the Republican governor of Kentucky, ahead of Tuesday’s vote. As of Wednesday night, Bevin was down 5,000 votes but refused to concede to his Democratic challenger, Andy Beshear. The result in Kentucky mirrored races across the country, in which Democrats made strides in typically red areas.
[Reading from The New York Times] “‘Democrats control both chambers in the state legislature and the governor’s office for the first time since 1993.’ Oh yeah, baby! The ’90s. The ’90s are back, baby. Everybody in Virginia is going to get a Crystal Pepsi and a Blockbuster video card.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“From red to blue. And remember, this is in a place where the governor’s face went from white to black.” — TREVOR NOAH
“Perhaps the biggest victory belongs to a woman named Juli Briskman, who lost her job for flipping off Trump’s motorcade two years ago. Well, last night Briskman got a new job because she was elected supervisor in Loudoun County, Va. So Virginia’s got a new county supervisor and a new state bird.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“Yeah, that finger launched her political career.” — TREVOR NOAH
“She did extremely well with young, educated voters and she completely swept the road rage demographic.” — JAMES CORDEN
“People didn’t even need to hear her policies. Once they knew she was the person who flipped off Trump, they were like, ‘She’s got my vote.’” — JAMES CORDEN
“Just imagine if she had mooned him — she would be governor by now.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
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