US President Donald Trump's Republican Party suffered setbacks in two states, losing the Governor's post in Kentucky and the legislature in Virginia. The Republicans retained the governorship of Mississippi with Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves winning with a six per cent lead.
In a setback to Donald Trump's Republican, both the upper and lower chambers of the state legislature in Virginia flipped to the Democrats giving them full control of the government for the first time in many decades.
Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves has won Governor's post in Mississippi. Reeves's opponent Democrat Jim Hood has conceded his defeat.
Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves is leading by over 8 percent votes against Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in the Mississippi Governor's race. Once elected, Reeves will succeed fellow Republican Phil Bryant.
According to the Kentucky Secretary of State, Democrat Andy Beshear has won the Governor's post, defeating incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin.
Democrats will take control of both the House of Delegates and the State Senate in Virginia, according to CNN. Republicans controlled the House of Delegates with 51 seats to Democrats' 48, and the state Senate with 20 seats to Democrats' 19. One seat was vacant in both chambers.
Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves is leading by over 7 percent votes against Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in the Mississippi Governor's race.
Democrat Andy Beshear has claimed victory in the Kentucky Governor's elections. Beshear's opponent GOP Governor Matt Bevin, however, refused to concede defeat.
Washington, November 6: The results of gubernatorial elections in the US states Kentucky and Mississippi, and Senate elections in Virginia will be declared today. Counting of votes is under in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia, and final results will be out soon. Stay here for live updates on the US elections 2019 results. In Kentucky Governor election, the contest was between Democrat Andy Beshear and GOP Governor Matt Bevin. Donald Trump Faces Impeachment: How Are US Presidents Impeached? List of Leaders Who Faced Impeachment Inquiries.
Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves are in a tight gubernatorial contest in Mississippi. In Virginia, elections were held for 140 legislative seats. Republicans hold small majorities in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate. Democrats aim to take control of both the chamber and the state Senate, which would give the party unified control of the state government headed into 2020. Donald Trump Rallies Republicans as Impeachment Probe Goes Public.
Republicans controlled the Virginia Senate with 20 seats to Democrats' 19. They also held a narrow majority in the House of Delegates 51-48. The results hold significance as it could shed light on how the US is leaning in the middle of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and months before the presidential elections 2020.