Simon, Nathan, Virginia discussed on Morning Edition

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Day simon's says she was in all of the process and what can happen when democrats show up at the polls at i think victory really showed that when the nathan pays attention to states we're gonna made a lot of progress the loss is just one in a series of electoral blows for republicans in november virginia democrats turned out in huge numbers electing a new governor and decimating the gop super in the state legislature this just gives you a sense of how big the wave was in this last election quinton kid is a political science professor christopher newport university he says virginia hasn't had a split legislature since 1997 this is really going to be a test for both parties ability to work the wave voters want parties and politicians to work in those across lines and compromising there are still two recounts pending democrats are hoping they may even gain the majority making it possible for them to easily raise the minimum wage or expand medicaid but schonau herring chair of the house democratic caucus sees a chance for a bipartisanship on aren't them nitpick that we can actually be a model or the nation in a statement republican leaders say they're ready to govern alongside their colleagues votes in the race are expected to be certified later today for npr news i'm mallory no pain in richmond virginia and this is npr news it's eight forty one we've got a perspective up in just a couple of minutes but first joe has traffic latest problem marin county 101 south near freight us a crash the vehicles are on the shoulder but traffic is tight behind it down to ten fifteen miles an hour from now cio boulevard adedy south alvarado niles a collision might be in the middle lane slow traffic starts at whipple and it stays slow through fremont down to about south fremont boulevard with entity stras or accidents and that stretch at least not currently joe mcconnell for kqed joe's report brought to you by the golden state warriors.

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