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VAVirginia Governor

/ 99% IN
Image: Ralph Northam
Ralph Northam
54%
Image: Ed Gillespie
Ed Gillespie
45%

NJNew Jersey Governor

/ 99% IN
Image: Phil Murphy
Phil Murphy
56%
Image: Kim Guadagno
Kim Guadagno
42%

NYCNew York City Mayor

/ 99% IN
Image: Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
67%
Image: Nicole Malliotakis
Nicole Malliotakis
28%

UTUtah House Dist. 3

/ 97% IN
Image: John Curtis
John Curtis
58%
Image: Kathie Allen
Kathie Allen
26%
Updated: 8:51 p ET VIEW FULL RESULTS

Virginia Governor

s 99% IN
Image: Ralph Northam
Ralph Northam
54%
1,410,676
Image: Ed Gillespie
Ed Gillespie
45%
1,175,625
Cliff Hyra 1%
Projected Winner

Exit polls


VOTER CHARACTERISTICS/ATTITUDES Leader
Northam
Gillespie
Hyra
Gender Male 51% 48 50 1
Female 49% 61 39 1
Age 18-29 14% 69 30 2
30-44 24% 61 37 3
45-64 42% 49 50 1
65 or over 20% 47 53 -
Age 18-44 37% 64 34 2
45 or over 63% 49 51 1
Age 18-64 80% 56 43 1
65 or over 20% 47 53 -
Race White 67% 42 57 1
Black 20% 87 12 1
Hispanic/Latino 6% 67 32 1
Asian 3% - - -
Other 3% - - -
Gender by race White men 36% 36 63 1
White women 32% 48 51 1
Black men 9% 81 17 2
Black women 12% 91 8 -
Latino men 3% - - -
Latino women 3% - - -
All others 6% 71 28 1
Education: College degree College graduate 58% 60 39 1
No college degree 42% 46 52 2
Education: High school diploma More than high school graduate 88% 56 43 1
High school graduate or less 12% 41 58 1
Education by race White college graduates 41% 51 48 1
White no college degree 26% 26 72 2
Non-white college graduates 17% 80 19 1
Non-white no college degree 16% 80 19 1
Education by gender among whites White women college graduates 20% 58 42 1
White women no college degree 11% 32 67 1
White men college graduates 21% 46 54 1
White men no college degree 15% 22 76 2
All others 33% 80 19 1
Income Under $30,000 10% - - -
$30,000 - $49,999 13% 57 41 2
$50,000 - $99,999 33% 57 41 2
$100,000 - $199,999 34% 54 45 1
$200,000 or more 10% - - -
Income Under $50,000 23% 56 43 2
$50,000-$99,999 33% 57 41 2
$100,000 or more 44% 54 45 1
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 41% 97 3 -
Republican 30% 4 95 -
Independent or something else 28% 47 50 3
Party by gender Democratic men 17% 96 3 1
Democratic women 24% 97 2 -
Republican men 17% 5 95 1
Republican women 13% 4 96 -
Independent men 16% 45 52 3
Independent women 12% 50 48 2
Ideology Liberal 27% 92 6 2
Moderate 42% 64 33 3
Conservative 31% 9 90 -
Are you currently married? Yes 67% 51 47 2
No 33% 63 35 2
Gender by marital status Married men 37% 48 50 2
Married women 30% 54 44 1
Non-married men 16% 50 47 3
Non-married women 16% 77 22 1
White Evangelical or born-again Christian Yes 26% 19 79 1
No 74% 67 31 2
Does anyone in your household own a gun? Yes 52% 37 61 2
No 48% 73 26 1
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the election for governor? In the last few days 10% - - -
In the last week 8% - - -
In October 17% 45 52 3
Before that 63% 55 44 1
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the election for governor? In the last week 18% 61 37 2
Before that 80% 53 46 2
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the election for governor? October/November 36% 53 44 2
Before that 63% 55 44 1
Which one of these five issues mattered most in deciding how you voted for governor today? Gun policy 17% 49 49 2
Health care 39% 77 23 1
Abortion 8% - - -
Immigration 12% 26 74 -
Taxes 15% 31 64 4
How do you feel about the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? Strongly approve 22% 3 97 -
Somewhat approve 18% 14 83 2
Somewhat disapprove 9% - - -
Strongly disapprove 47% 95 4 1
How do you feel about the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? Approve 40% 8 91 1
Disapprove 57% 87 11 2
Was one reason for your vote for governor today: To express support for Donald Trump 17% 4 96 -
To express opposition to Donald Trump 34% 97 2 1
Donald Trump was not a factor 47% 41 56 3
Is your opinion of the Democratic Party: Favorable 51% 95 4 1
Unfavorable 46% 9 88 3
Is your opinion of the Republican Party: Favorable 37% 9 90 1
Unfavorable 59% 84 15 2
How do you feel about the way Terry McAuliffe is handling his job as governor? Strongly approve 24% 95 5 -
Somewhat approve 30% 71 26 2
Somewhat disapprove 18% 33 65 2
Strongly disapprove 22% 5 94 1
How do you feel about the way Terry McAuliffe is handling his job as governor? Approve 54% 82 17 2
Disapprove 41% 18 81 1
Is Virginia's economy: Getting better 32% 59 40 1
Getting worse 17% 36 63 2
Staying about the same 48% 59 39 2
Who would you trust to handle race relations? Only Ralph Northam 39% 97 2 1
Only Ed Gillespie 23% 2 98 -
Both of them 17% 43 56 1
Neither of them 16% 37 56 7
Should monuments to Confederate leaders on government property be: Removed 38% 91 8 1
Left in place 57% 27 71 2
Population City over 50,000 -1% - - -
Suburbs -1% - - -
Small city and Rural -1% - - -
Region D.C. Suburbs 28% 69 30 1
Central Virginia 17% 46 53 1
Hampton Roads 16% 61 37 1
Richmond/Southside 19% 54 44 1
Mountain 20% 34 64 1

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That's a Wrap

Here are key highlights from the Election 2017 live blog on NBC News:

  • Democrats began what they hope will be the start of a major political comeback Tuesday, nearly one year to the day Donald Trump pulled off an upset victory that left the party demoralized, leaderless and pointing fingers.
  • Virginia Democrat Ralph Northam easily cruised to victory over Republican Ed Gillespie in a race in that looked as if it had been tightening in recent weeks. The success translated down the ballot as well, with Democrats making major gains in the state legislature.
  • In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy soundly defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Guadagno proved unable to separate herself from Gov. Chris Christie, who will leave office as one of the nation's most unpopular elected officials.
  • Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handily won a second term, while voters in Maine chose to expand access to Medicaid, overruling the state's Republican governor.
Image: Ralph Northam
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam walks onstage to celebrate his election at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Cliff Owen / AP
Jane C. Timm

Northam Rebukes Trump Without Naming Him in Victory Speech

Virginia Gov.-Elect Ralph Northam condemned the president and promised unity in his victory speech on Tuesday night.

"Today, Virginia has told us to end the divisiveness, that we will not condone hatred and bigotry, and to end the politics that have torn this country apart," the Democrat and former military doctor said. "In Virginia, it's going to take a doctor to heal our differences, to bring unity to our people, and I'm here to let you know that the doctor is in."

Virginia's gubernatorial race focused on many of the themes that Trump himself ran on, including crime and immigration, with opponent Ed Gillespie running ads that accused Northam of aiding criminal immigrants by casting a tie-breaking vote against a sanctuary city ban while lieutenant governor.

"We live in a very diverse society it is getting more diverse every day, it is that diverse society that makes this country great," he said. "As governor, I will make sure that we will be inclusive — our doors will be open."

Andrew Rafferty

Virginians Turned Out in Big Numbers Tuesday

Virginians turned out in large numbers Tuesday despite the rainy and cold weather that gripped parts of the state.

More than 2,500,000 votes had been counted as of 10:16 p.m. Tuesday. That total dwarfs turnout for the past two Virginia gubernatorial elections. 2,240,314 voters cast ballots in 2013, and 1,984,934 voted in 2009.

Democrats eagerly worked to mobilize voters in the state in an effort to repudiate President Donald Trump one year after his surprise election victory. Republicans were hopeful Virginia, which Hillary Clinton won in 2016, would deliver another surprise blow to Democrats.

Republican John Curtis Wins Utah Special Election, NBC News Projects

Republican John Curtis, the mayor of Provo, Utah, won the special election for Utah's 3rd Congressional District, NBC News projects, handily defeating Democrat Kathie Allen.

With 69 percent of the vote in at 11:05 p.m. ET, Curtis had 59 percent of the vote, while Allen received 26 percent.

Jane C. Timm

Northam Victory Speech Disrupted by Apparent Protesters

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam was rushed off stage by a security official at the start of his victory speech Tuesday night.

Three protesters were seen heckling Northam and holding homemade signs, including one Northam sign with the word "sanctuary" written across it. The protesters appeared to be escorted out of the victory party.

Northam said last week he would sign a ban on sanctuary cities as governor after Republican opponent Ed Gillespie campaigned on threats of MS-13 gang violence. Northam had previously voted against such a ban.

Northam returned promptly to the podium to speak and did not address the disruption.

Jane C. Timm

Maine Votes to Expand Medicaid, Flouting GOP

Mainers voted to expand access to Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported, overruling Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

The ballot measure will give an estimated 80,000 low-income Mainers access to health care. It also offers an important test of the health care law's popularity amid efforts of President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders to dismantle it.

Maine is one of 19 states whose Republican leadership declined to expand access to Medicaid under Obamacare. Maine is the first to use a ballot initiative to expand it anyway, after LePage vetoed five attempts by the state's legislature to expand the program.

Maine's ballot initiative could be the first of many: Advocates have filed paperwork to try and get initiatives on the ballot in Idaho and Utah in 2018.

Andrew Rafferty

Boyfriend of Slain TV Journalist Elected to Virginia Statehouse

Democrat Chris Hurst, a former television journalist whose girlfriend was shot on live television, was elected to Virginia's House of Delegates on Tuesday.

The Associated Press declared Hurst the winner over Republican Joseph Yost in what was one of the state's most expensive House of Delegates campaigns.

Hurst spent six years as a reporter for WDBJ-TV where he met Alison Parker, a 24-year-old reporter shot and killed during a live broadcast in 2015.

Image: Chris Hurst
Chris Hurst attends a rally on the East Front lawn of the Capitol to demand that Congress take action on gun control legislation on September 10, 2015. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call,Inc. file

Exit Polls: Virginia Democrats Make Gains Among Voters Under 30

Virginia's Democratic Gov.-elect Ralph Northam picked up picked up support among a large number of subgroups Tuesday night, especially among voters under 30, white women, moderates and those with college degrees.

Among white women and voters under 30, Democrats improved on their margins compared to 2013 largely by taking support from Libertarian candidates.

Among white women voters, Gillespie was still the favored candidate over Northam, but the Democratic candidate brought the edge to a 3-point margin.

Democrats Make Major Gains in Virginia State House

Virginia Democrats have picked up 10 House of Delegates seats and lead in seven more races, putting them within striking distance of taking the majority in the state legislature.

Democrats needed to flip 17 seats heading into Tuesday to retake the majority. And while the gubernatorial contest between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie has dominated national attention, the 100 seats in the state's House of Delegates could end up being the true bellwethers to gauge Democratic Party's strength ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Virginia House Democratic Leader David Toscano called the results "unprecedented," noting that the last time Democrats won more than five seats in a single year was 1975. "This isn't a wave, this is a tsunami," he told NBC News.

Alex Seitz-Wald contributed reporting from Fairfax, Virginia.

NBC News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Wins Re-Election, NBC News Projects

Democratic incumbent Bill de Blasio cruised to re-election Tuesday in New York City, NBC News projects.

The mayor was expected to win handily despite less-than-stellar approval ratings, as he lacked a serious challenger in the general election or the primary before it.

De Blasio is the first Democratic mayor to win re-election since Ed Koch's third-term election in 1985; he ran a low-key campaign that championed his investments in housing and education, namely free prekindergarten, his chief first term win.