EP27 - TOP 10 TAKES ON THE 2023 ELECTIONS IN VIRGINIA! -Dr. Fergie Reid, Jr., the son of the first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly after Reconstruction, and Lauren Victoria Burke discuss their takes from the 2023 Virginia General Assembly elections.
What are the never before seen historical implications of the 2023 legislative elections in Virginia? Was rural ignored again? Who gained power and who lost it? Where did the millions spent and did it matter? Who was ignored and who should be paid attention to in the future? There’s a lot to discuss here and Episode 27 of the Black Virginia News podcast covers it all.
Though all 140 seats were on the ballot in Virginia in 2023, only a small group of races was competitive. Virginia Democrats were able to win back control of the Virginia House of Delegates. Team Blue also kept control of the Virginia Senate. Republicans, led by Governor Glenn Youngkin were disappointed but they kept the margins close as the Commonwealth of Virginia remains one of the most competitive places on the political map.
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