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May 22, 2020

Virginia City That Voted For Obama Twice, and McAuliffe, and Governor Mammy Blackface, Ejects All Democrats from City Council and Installs All-Republican Council In Its Place

And Democrats came out in greater numbers to vote than they did four years ago.

But Republicans came out greaterer.

Three Democratic members of the Staunton, Virginia, city council were ousted by Republicans on Tuesday despite receiving more votes than they did four years ago.

...

Local outlet Augusta Free Press reporter Chris Graham called the results "stunning almost beyond words."

"Democrats got their voters out better than they have in a May cycle in years," Graham wrote. "Republicans got turnout more akin to, not quite a presidential year, but approaching gubernatorial."

Graham cited gun control legislation in the state as well as COVID-19 lockdowns as key turnout drivers for Republicans in the city.

...

Nearby Wayesboro also put two conservatives, Lana Williams and Bruce Allen, on their city council to "give conservatives a working majority," Graham reported.



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