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Democrat Governor of West Virginia Jim Justice announces he's switching from Democrat to GOP, another elected office lost for the Democrats

By Goran_K following x   2017 Aug 3, 5:04pm 1,666 views   10 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


1,046 elected offices lost by the DNC in the past 8 years but apparently (according to guys like Rew) the DNC is in great shape, even when one of their governors is openly defecting to the opposition party.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/us/politics/west-virginia-governor-to-switch-from-democrat-to-republican-trump.html

Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources familiar with the plans.

Speaking to reporters in the White House Thursday, Mr. Trump promised “a very big announcement” at a gathering in Huntington, W.V., that is expected to draw thousands of supporters from across Appalachia, a region that gave Mr. Trump some of the largest margins of his election.

There are only 15 Democrat governors now.

2   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Aug 3, 5:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Aren't Democratic voters smart?
This cracks me up!

4   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 3, 10:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

He couldn't have been much of a Democrat to get elected there. The switch is smaller than it seems.

7   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 4, 8:28am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

zzyzzx says

Democrats have lost West Virginia in our lifetimes it seems.

It also seems Michigan may be gone for a long time as well.

From 2008 to 2012:

From 2016 compared to 2012:

8   Booger   ignore (1)   2017 Aug 4, 9:23am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I would not have previously thought that this would be possible, but:

9   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 4, 9:32am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Booger says

I would not have previously thought that this would be possible, but:

Excellent.

Here is Illinois from 2008 to 2016 (if the DNC were to ever lose Illinois, they would have a hard time winning another presidential election for our generation).





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